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3,348 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by Scotty20

If Britain did not abolish slavery and did not start intercepting slavery ships in 1807, do you think the slave trade would still be around today?
It seems it took other countries a long time to follow suit, and I wonder if they would have abolished the slave trade at all without British influence.


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16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/23/06 - 8:13:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
of course it wouldn't still be around, but its fair to say we played a very big part in it
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/23/06 - 8:14:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
I dunno. Maybe the interception played a big role that noone else would've done. Who knows?
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/23/06 - 7:39:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
No...Maybe the civil war still would have happened.
OR maybe another cataclysmic event that would have ended slavery.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 3/1/06 - 2:03:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, a lot of countries had already abolished slavery. by the time britian got around to it. The Brits inforcing their laws and beliefs on everyone else didn't do much good, seeing as they didn't abolish it untill 1830s. Plus, the Slave trade is still around, it is just a black market now.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 3/3/06 - 5:08:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
No.

After a while, if an economy of a country develops enough, slavery costs way more than free labour - it's expensive to pay for the food and homes for all those slaves, and slaves just dont work as hard as free men do, because it's no use to them. So it would've stopped anyway.

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 4/7/06 - 12:27:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/1/2006 2:03:43 PM Txfireman wrote:
No, a lot of countries had already abolished slavery. by the time britian got around to it. The Brits inforcing their laws and beliefs on everyone else didn't do much good, seeing as they didn't abolish it untill 1830s. Plus, the Slave trade is still around, it is just a black market now.

shut up yank, we made you!

16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 4/7/06 - 12:28:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/7/2006 12:27:04 PM silent-voice wrote:
shut up yank, we made you!

DUFUS!!!

16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 8/8/06 - 5:49:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Slaveery is still around.
16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 8/8/06 - 5:54:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. Oppression can only go so far. REVOLUTION is what would of happen.

And yes Fidaie Slavery is still around HERE in the United States Of America. Here there are Sex Slaves. It's sad and it breaks my heart.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 10/9/06 - 4:50:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, cause I bet there would be people who would be against slavery. I think that slavery still exists today in a way when you hear about children, women and men being abducted and forced into the prostitution by some other people. That's slavery as well.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 10/13/06 - 2:39:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, it's still around.
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 1/7/07 - 12:24:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't think it would be around. I think at some point the slaves would have revolted. And besides, people would complain that the slaves were taking jobs from white men (as the Free-soilers did in the 19th century. Thank you AP U.S. History)
15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/15/07 - 8:31:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/7/2007 12:24:34 AM xdonutx wrote:
No, I don't think it would be around. I think at some point the slaves would have revolted. And besides, people would complain that the slaves were taking jobs from white men (as the Free-soilers did in the 19th century. Thank you AP U.S. History)

Slaves did revolt many times. They were put down though and recieved stricter codes afterwards. They weren't allowed to be educated and this is a primary reason slave revolts would not become successful.

To answere the question slavery would've gone out eventually.

15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 5/31/07 - 8:24:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
As a couple of others have said, it's still around, although it's not as blatant as it used to be. Having said that, I think it'd be much worse than it is if Britain hadn't taken a lead in abolishing it.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 5/31/07 - 1:02:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
I imagine it would have died out in its legal form some time after then anyway - it was inevitable as far as I can see.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 6/4/07 - 9:17:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Slavery is wrong
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 7/20/07 - 12:10:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/4/2007 9:17:39 PM scooter154 wrote:
Slavery is wrong

No duh.
I don't think that slavery would still be around in Britain, but I do believe that racial tensions would be a lot worse there. Perhaps worse than they are in the U.S.
And as people have already stated, slavery is still around in some places.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 8/7/07 - 2:58:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Interception or not, slave trades are still around and because it is now prosecuted, the conditions of trading are much worst.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 8/9/07 - 6:08:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Still around.
15 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 8/23/07 - 2:33:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
There is still slavery in the US, and it's not just sex slaves. I was reading an article in a magazine a few months ago about a black family in Mississippi who were kept as slaves until the mid 1960's. They never knew how to read, and they weren't allowed to watch TV, so they never knew that slavery was illegal. It was only after they escaped that they learned what they endured was against the law and they filed lawsuits against the family that held them as slaves and won.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 1/1/08 - 12:41:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/7/2007 12:24:34 AM xdonutx wrote:
No, I don't think it would be around. I think at some point the slaves would have revolted. And besides, people would complain that the slaves were taking jobs from white men (as the Free-soilers did in the 19th century. Thank you AP U.S. History)
Your AP US history should have also taught you the provision in the Constitution which allowed the importation of slavery until 1806, at which point congress would be at liberty to illegalize it in America, and they did as soon as possible.America was not the factor in the (international) slave trade. Britan's interceptions and pressure on larger slave-buying nations probably did play a major factor.



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