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PROBLEMS IN INCORPORATING SOURCES WORKSHOP PART 1 Text A There are many factors and events that caused abolitionism to be one of the most important social movements in the world. At first, it was mainly slaves themselves who were in favour of abolishing slavery. However, by the eighteenth century there were more and more white abolitionists from America and Britain and from this time it acquired a more official status. One of the most effective abolitionists from England was Thomas Clarkson (Cornell University Library, 2002), ‘’I will Be Heard’’). He used his political influence to speak out about slavery and helped to establish a committee for the abolition of African slavery. Thomas Clarkson joined another MP William Wilberforce to produce pamphlets and to organize rallies and public lectures. In addition to politicians, there were also poets who wrote about the cruelty and injustice of slavery. One of these poets was Hannah More (ca.1745- 1833). Her poem ‘’Slavery’’ (1788) attracted significant public attention (Cornell University Library, 2002), ‘’I Will Be Heard’’). There were also some social groups, most of them were religious ones that opposed slavery. One of the earliest groups to speak out against slavery was the Society of Friends, also known as the Quakers (Ohio Historical Society, 2004, Abolitionism). They believed that there was God in all humans and so they reasoned that no one should own or whip a piece of God. Following the Quakers, the next group dedicated to slavery’s abolition was the American Colonization Society (Ohio Historical Society, 2004, Abolitionism). The members of this society advocated emancipation laws which gave slaves their freedom once they reached a certain age and these laws were accepted by many of the Northern Sates of America. Text B ‘’Greenpeace is an organization whose purpose is to create a clean and peaceful world (Yencken, 2000). It began in 1971 when members of the Do Not Make a Wave Committee, now known as Greenpeace, went to Alaska to protest nuclear weapons tests planned for Amchitka Island. In 1971 an ad hoc group of activists in Vancouver who for two years had been protesting American nuclear tests on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians without success, decided they too needed to ignite a spark. Their plan was to sail a broken-down boat named the Phyllis Cormack to Amchitka to "witness" the next bomb test. Hampered by storms and the U.S. Coastguard, they were forced to turn back, with expectations that their venture had been a failure. But thousands of supporters who had been following their efforts in the newspapers greeted their return and a second boat was immediately sent out. The second boat was still 700 miles from the island when the bomb went off and it appeared that all had been for naught. But as a result of the worldwide media attention the U.S. announced an end to tests on Amchitka and the island was restored to its prior status as a bird sanctuary. It was the
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