Slavery Abolished Essay

1416 Words Oct 1st, 2011 6 Pages
In 1833, slavery was abolished in the British Empire after years of conflict and the hard work of abolitionists in London. Around the era of slavery more people were for it than against it. Even though there were too less people against it, they were still stronger believers. In this essay I will be discussing the persuasive arguments and events that took place to cause the abolition of slavery in the British Empire by 1833. The three causes were what the Abolitionists did, actions took by the slaves and the economic reasons.
The White Campaigners The Abolitionists Parliament passed on the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833. The act gave all slaves in the British Empire their freedom. It was one of the great issues of the 19th century. By 1833
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They gained the support of powerful people in Britain for example MP's a source tells us this," Pm made a speech in 1972 saying he knew of no evil worse than slave," this suggests that the Abolitionists pushed hard in trying to get their perspectives across; in addition to that this implies that their was a huge amount of persuasion going on inside parliament to cause MP's to change their view about slavery. Many of the Abolitionists were the slaves that had been set free, bought there freedom for example source 1 says, "Olaudah Equiano wrote the story of his life as a slave," this illustrates the idea that giving personal biography's made the British public empathize more and feel sympathy and guilt because most of them had slaves and treated them with no humane respect or loyalty. Over several amount of years British citizens started to reconsider there opinion on slavery and this is through number of meetings, talks,petitions and strikes. This reason is linked with the actual slaves because most of the Abolitionists were black slaves who had been set free or bought there freedom.
One factor which is commonly mentioned is that the black slaves, both in Britain and the West Indies, were the ones who brought an end to slavery, by running away and rebelling they made it impossible for slavery to continue. It was normal for slaves to run away and although some were taken to court by their owner, many owners felt it

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