Transcript
  • 00:01    |    
    Opening credits
  • 00:19    |    
    Introduction
    • Content
    • Objectives
  • 03:10    |    
    Historical background
    • British slave trade
    • Importance of slave trade in the 18th Century
    • The natural order of slavery
    • Facts about slave trade
      • Human mistreatment
      • Asian slave trade
    • European intervention on African trade slavery
    • Consequences of these interventions
  • 14:45    |    
    Objections to slavery in the 18th Century
    • Slave rebellions
    • American revolutionaries: support of Slavery
    • Quackers: first supporters of Abolitionism
      • Economic success
      • Political activism
  • 21:28    |    
    Mission statement about emancipation
    • High death rate among slaves
    • Political difficulties to overcome
  • 26:17    |    
    Organization of the emancipation group
    • Documentation of slavery
      • Thomas Clarkson
      • Slave testimonials
    • Parliamentary lobbying
      • William Wilforce
      • William Pit
      • John Newton
      • James Ramsey
  • 35:17    |    
    The West Indies Committee: Reaction to the Abolition Committee
    • Strategy of the West Indies Committee
      • Economic value of slavery
      • Political competition
      • Natural order
    • Strategy of the Abolition Committee
      • Direct support of influential people
      • Parliamentary efforts to restrict and abolish trade
    • First Bill to abolish slave trade
    • Second bill to abolish slave trade
    • West Indies sugar boycott
    • Third abolitionism debate
    • Slave rebellions on West Indies colonies
  • 48:18    |    
    Slavery situation during the early 19th Century
    • Consequences of Napoleonic wars on slavery ideas
    • Foreign slave trade bill
      • Reorganization of the Abolition Committee
      • Approval of the bill by the House of Lords
      • Effect of the 1806 Election
      • Effect of the death of William Pitt
      • Final opposition by the West Indies Committee
      • Debate in the House of Commons
      • Approval of the bill by the House of Commons
      • Implementation of slave trade legislation
    • Consequences of the Abolitionist Bill
  • 59:46    |    
    Slavery today
  • 01:00:38    |    
    Final comments
  • 01:01:15    |    
    Spanish content of the conference
    • Palabras de agradecimiento
    • Preguntas
      • ¿Existe alguna documentación sobre las consecuencias en la vida de los esclavos después de que se abolió el comercio de esclavos en Inglaterra?
      • ¿Existe alguna conexión entre el movimiento abolicionista británico y las creencias religiosas de los musulmanes acerca de la esclavitud?
      • ¿Qué tipo de libertad adquirieron los esclavos?
      • What actions could England take to abolish slavery in Western Sahara?
  • 01:14:30    |    
    Final words
  • 01:14:52    |    
    Final credits


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

New Media  | 16 de octubre de 2007  | Vistas: 2054

About this video

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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