If someone was to ask me how logical the arguments in “The Atlantic Slave Trade” were, I would most likely say very represent able. They added significance to my already present historical knowledge because it described everything in detail from the way that the institution of slavery has been a common feature of many societies from ancient times to the...
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...ngland and North America were motivated by religious as well as human ideals. In changing laws and attitude the effect was quite difficult because overall the abolitionists were quite successful in changing people’s attitudes, but passing laws was another story. The 16,000 Africans rescued by the squadrons was a small number compared with the three million taken across the Atlantic after 1808. As British statesman Viscount Henry Palmerstone noted in assessing the success of suppression efforts: “To judge the merits of our prentice efforts, we must compare the [number of] slaves now clandestinely carried over…with the number that would be so carried if no obstruction were offering to the trade…[and] the demand which would have existed if all the colonies of Great Britain, France, Holland, [and] Denmark had also continued to import annually a unlimited supply of slaves.
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