The History of Leith

March 3, 2007

Ending the British slave trade

Abolitionist-cartoon-April-.jpgThe British slave trade was one of the most efficient ‘machines’ of the 18th century. It is estimated that more than 3 million African people were transported across the Atlantic to work in the colonies. Profits for Britain were massive so it may come as a surprise to discover that, in the 19th century, British people actually led the fight to end slavery. for more click here

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