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Celebrating the Madness: Britain’s Financial Decision to End the Slave Trade

By Leslie
www.africaspeaks.com/leslie
March 27, 2007

SlaveryWhen has Western society ever taken moral precedence over the dollar? All the examples chronicled in our recent and ancient history indicate that the answer is a resounding “never.” It is therefore safe to say that the decision to ban the slave trade in 1807 was not about those in authority taking moral and legal responsibility for an injustice but, as historical evidence has proven, was a decision based on the economics of the time.
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