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Impact of the Individual on the World: William Wilberforce and the Abolition of Slavery

16 de octubre de 2007   | Vistas: 2049 |  

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British Slave trade began in the 17th Century and it became one of the most important economic activities during this period. Since this activity was inhuman, an important opposition to slavery began in the 18th Century. The Abolition Committee was the first organization that supported abolitionism through legislative reforms in the Parliament, while the West Indies Committee effectively opposed against emancipation.  Finally, the political situation of Europe during the 19th Century and the intense political activism in Parliament favored the approval of the Foreign Slave Trade Bill.



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Impact of the Individual on the World: William Wilberforce and the Abolition of Slavery
Ian Hughes


Friedrich A. Hayek Auditorium
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, October 16th 2007

New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, November 2007
Camera: Mynor de León; digital editing: Adrián Méndez; index and synopsis: Christiaan Ketelaar; content reviser: Katty Schellenger; publication: Pedro David España


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