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Which side do you think has the stronger argument in the debate about why slavery and the slave trade were abolished?

March 22, 2016 | Author: | Posted in african-american studies, history

The stronger argument is most probably found in the humanitarian interpretation of the abolition of slavery . The start of the abolition of slavery came at a time of a growing awareness of moral issues such as liberty and equality , especially as espoused by the Enlightenment . The world ‘s population has gone on a trend of increasingly moral approaches to issues of worldwide concern , and the Enlightenment has undoubtedly greatly affected the consciousness of the western world

The call for the abolition of slavery is consistent with this trend of increasing morality the [banner_entry_middle]

Am I not a man and a brother ‘ medallion during this time exemplifies the growing tide of abolitionist ideals Another compelling reason was the increased public awareness of the horrors of slavery , such as the terrible conditions that Africans being shipped en route to slavery experienced

Eric William ‘s contention that the abolition of slavery was unconnected to morality cannot be accurate , as there is much undeniable evidence of growing moral concern over the situation . Slavery was actually very profitable until the abolition of the slave trade in Britain . In fact , it was the rich , who were profiting nicely from their slaves , who had much to lose from the abolition of slavery

Although the anti-slavery movement might not have been perfectly virtuous ‘ as some older historians have stated , most , if not all , of the abolitionists were driven by moral concerns . Perhaps more accurate would be to say that moral , political , economic , and religious reasons all played a part in the abolition of slavery , but that it was the persistence of those of the moral persuasion that eventually ended slavery… [banner_entry_footer]

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