Abolitionism and the End of Slave Trade
Abolitionism and the End of Slave Trade hist 1112
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Questions: o What were the origins of abolitionism? Abolitionism had economic, religious, intellectual, and political origins. Industry undercut the justification of slave labor opening up avenues for individuals to express their moral arguments against slavery. o Why did the slave trade and eventually slavery end? Abolitionist ideas, international efforts, the actions of slaves, and the Industrial Revolution combatted the arguments for slavery and proposed alternate, more efficient means of production Industrialization Ideas of Abolitionism o Quakerism o Enlightenment Philanthropy o William Wilberforce “Principles of Humanity and Universal Morality” Slave Trade Abolished o France, 1794 o USA, 1807 o England, 1808 o Congress of Vienna, All of Europe abolishes slave trade in 1815 British Policing o British Naval Supremacy o Squadrons on the West Coast of Africa Driven by morality, orders, and profit Cash rewards for captured slave ships Over 150,000 slaves saved* Slave Trade Piracy o Black market trade: American South Cuba Brazil How did Pirate Slavers persist? o Occupy frontier spaces Using Nationality o The Jolly Roger’s History 1710s 19 tC Pirates carried dozens of flags o Used “false” national identity documents “Passports” Testament letters Emergence of International Human Rights Law o Courts of Mixed Commission First example of international efforts towards human rights o The case of the Neirsee Tension between British and French Led to Reciprocal Right to Search Slaves o Work slow o “Sick” o Break tools o “Theft” o Run away o Rebellion Slavery abolished o moral arguments o human rights o industrialization