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1838—The British Slavery Abolition Act

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Turning Points in Modern History

1838—The British Slavery Abolition Act

Taught by Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Confront the harsh realities of the African slave trade and consider the role social mobilization played in eradicating the institution across the British Empire.

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r********g
September 26, 2018
A good presentation of some of the horrors of slavery. I take issue with one of the professor's statements: "But it would take the U.S. Civil War, which exacted some 750,000 lives, to free the slaves in the United States. I think this is a foolish statement as a movement was in process worldwide to end slavery. The question is, however, when that would have occurred. You decide which is worse, the loss of 750,000 lives or continuation of slavery for x more years.

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a********m
April 10, 2018

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February 23, 2017

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