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Why Was Slavery Abolished in Britain?

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There is much controversy about the reasons for the abolition of slavery in Britain. Some have argued that in Britain, it was the power of the moral/Christian arguments presented by the abolitionist movement, led by the great parliamentarian, William Wilberforce. The perpetration of this myth was the intention of the official ?Wilberfest? promoted by the British state.
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The major reason why slavery ended in Britain was the economic change caused by capitalism in Britain and North America. After Britain abolished the trade, international pressure grew to abolish the trade worldly.
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It was abolished because it was no longer economical to keep it up. Ships had to be built and what with the upkeep of crews, ships and mutinies, it all took it's toll on the, 'trade
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It was abolished because it was no longer economical to keep it up. Ships had to be built and what with the upkeep of crews, ships and mutinies, it all took it's toll on the, 'trade
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