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Unformatted text preview: o European exploration of West African interior o Greater involvement of Europe in Africa o Formation of “new” societies in West Africa – Sierra Leone and Liberia Social Reforms • American Revolution “all men created equal” • French Revolution “liberty, equality, fraternity” • Rise of British intellectualism founded antislavery societies – pressured gov’t to outlaw the slave trade • Enlightenment discourse on slavery • Religious reform movements Role of British Humanitarianisms • What we know: o Late 18 th century campaign to end the slave trade and then slavery – a political movement whose origin lay in the intellectual questioning of the legitimacy of the slave trade and slavery by prominent individuals in England o Antislavery proponents and humanitarians o 1787 Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course HUMN 007 taught by Professor Blyden during the Fall '10 term at GWU.
- Fall '10