hw #7 - abolished slavery in the 18 hundreds. I do not feel...

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James Fisk UGC112 Laticia McNaughton #7 In the Americas and Western Europe, Abolitionism was a movement to not only end the slave trade, but to let all human slaves free from their captors. For many centuries people battled over whether or not the slaves should be free with the more compelling argument coming from the side of the abolitionists. We should interpret abolitionism as the people of the world coming to the realization that their slaves were human beings and that is it heinous and disgraceful that another human being can claim control and ownership over another. In America, the thinkers of the enlightenment movement help pave a way for rational thinking of why slave should be set free. In Europe, England illegalized the slave trade to itself and to its colonies and eventually
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Unformatted text preview: abolished slavery in the 18 hundreds. I do not feel this is evidence for Europe being a more superior culture. I think its just the opposite. Europe and the Americas had a culture which accepted the mass deportation of a people and claimed ownership over them for self benefit. We allowed something that today is considered barbaric. This attribute can never be seen as superior. However Europe should be given most of the credit for Abolishment. Without the people who were in control over the nations willingness to set the slaves free, no matter how many rebellions or wars were fought, the slaves would never have been free if it weren't for the European governments pursuit of abolishment...
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course UGC 112 taught by Professor Barry during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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