Vexen Crabtree (vexen) wrote,
Vexen Crabtree

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The primary role of slaves, economics and voodoo in abolition of slavery

Voodoo priests organized several slave revolts, English economics dictated the end of support for the slave trade... did monotheism play a role in abolition? Emancipation came firstly through slave revolts, and then finally through large scale military and beaurocratic opposition to the slave trade, what made these forces possible? And for those who remained slaves, which forces relieved or increased their suffering? I look at factors that brought the slave trade to an end and conclude that economic forces were the most potent.

(This page was inspired by a recent comment to Empiress, which made me remember I had a large file of notes that were sat on my hard drive unused, so here they are, all HTMLized)
Tags: abolition, history, slave revolts, slavery, slaves, voodoo
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