[LMB] OT: The End of Slavery

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Sep 3 22:45:06 BST 2021


On Sun, 29 Aug 2021 07:02:06 -0700, B Van Look <vanlook19 at gmail.com>
wrote:

>On Sun, Aug 29, 2021 at 6:59 AM Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:
>> From: "WILLIAM A WENRICH" <wawenri at msn.com>
>> >Let’s not forget which group decided that slavery was an evil practice and worked worldwide to try to end it. Not that it has been
>> > completely eradicated but it has certainly been driven into secrecy.
>> >
>> The British Empire (or rather, the British upper and middle classes)?
>
>Because it no longer benefitted the elites of their society.
>It was Much Cheaper to hire the desperate out of the stews of London,
>or the starving former tenants who got kicked out with enclosures than
>to support slaves.

But also remember that the slave *owners*, not the slaves, were
compensated for their "loss", and the UK only finally paid off the
resultant debts in the current century.
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