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The Slave Trade Slavery changed the world. As well as as being abolished, this unforgettable moment of history reflected upon the new civil rights. New.

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1 The Slave Trade Slavery changed the world. As well as as being abolished, this unforgettable moment of history reflected upon the new civil rights. New laws were created and people were treated more fairly. Opinions Are now respected and a new democracy was born.

2 What is the Slave Trade? The procuring, transporting, and selling of human beings as slaves, in particular the former trade in black Africans as slaves by European countries and North America. The slaves were usually sent to work in the sugar cane fields on plantations - giant farms - in the Caribbean, North America and South America where the work was really hard and dangerous. Many were left disabled by work accidents. Other slaves were used as personal servants in polite society in cities such as London and Edinburgh.

3 How they Gained Freedom… Enslaved people constantly rebelled against slavery right up until emancipation in Most spectacular were the slave revolts during the 18th and 19th centuries, including: Tacky’s rebellion in 1760s Jamaica, the Haitian Revolution (1789), Fedon’s 1790s revolution in Grenada, the 1816 Barbados slave revolt led by Bussa, and the major 1831 slave revolt in Jamaica led by Sam Sharpe. Also voices of dissent began emerging in Britain, highlighting the poor conditions of enslaved people. The British slave trade officially ended in 1807, making the buying and selling of slaves from Africa illegal; however, slavery itself had not ended. It was not until 1 August 1834 that slavery ended in the British Caribbean following legislation passed the previous year. This was followed by a period of apprenticeship with freedom coming in 1838.

4 What They Gained It made all the coloured people free and made all people have rights and that no one could have slaves. That is how it changed the world. It developed new rights and people started to listen to THEIR opinions and how they felt. If it wasn’t for all this hard work, and rebelling against them, slavery would still go on today.


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