Racism And Slavery During The 19th Century

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Racism is not just restricted to slavery and blacks, racism can be applied to anyone, and in 19th century England this was a huge problem. The 19th century was a trying time for those who were concerned with the abolition of slavery, those who were opposed to it were greatly concerned about losing their wealth or just concerned with the principle of a lower race being free. However those who were opposed to slavery were sick of seeing other humans being treated so poorly and saw it as inhuman. This is a crucial point in history, in the early 19th century no one knew how this was going to end, if slavery would be abolished or not. With this in mind the abolition of slavery was on the center stage in England from 1800 to 1833, this would be an issue until slavery was abolished. Not everyone would be happy with this going away, and resistance started to pile up but in the end it was a futile slavery was abolished in 1833. This was met with a lot of resistance in the outer colonies of the British Empire, these colonies wanted to keep their slaves so that they always had access to free labor. Slaves that heard about the abolition of slavery in these colonies tended to rise up against their owners, this usually ended in bloodshed for the colonies. However once this ended former slaves still had trouble getting jobs and finding work, with competition from other cultures for work was high so this didn’t help their cause. What it boiled down to in the end was racism, this
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