The Abolition Of The Slave System

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Secondly, not only was the argument that slavery disappeared when abolition clearly became the economically rational option but another partial cause to the conclusion of slavery can be grasped in the changing social system of nations during this era. Morales of those both directly and not directly involved with the slave trade were transforming. The harshness of the slave system was being proven by the many slave suicides, runaways, first hand stories, and rebellions. Rousseau spread the idea in his writings of personal liberty and equality of all men, which included the African slaves. The realization of what slavery entailed was becoming more known to society and the increasing belief of liberty for all, including slaves, was budding. Potential political benefits from the abolition of slavery were an increasingly common idea that had surfaced from the prevalent idea that slavery was immoral. Without the support from the British Parliament the Parliamentary acts that was necessary to effect change would not have occurred. Changes in moral progress, in ideas about ethics and morality, played an important part in bringing about the end of slavery. Abolition movements became the driving force of ridding economies of the process of slavery with the aid of forced coercion, through Civil war, to accepting the end of slavery in the Americas.
In the early modern period of Europe the view of the people was that only non- Europeans could be enslaved and the availability of
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