A Discussion of “The Life of Olaudah Equiano” (by Stephen Basdeo)

The slave trade was abolished throughout the British Empire in 1807. However, it was during the late-eighteenth century that the Abolition movement in Britain gained momentum. In 1772, a judge, Lord Mansfield, had already ruled that slavery in England itself … Continue reading

Evaluation England’s role in opposing Slavery (by Stephen Basdeo)

Before its abolition in the nineteenth century, slavery was extremely profitable for the British, being an ideal source of labour which was suitable for cultivating the commercial wealth of their colonies (Heuman & Walvin, 2003, p.155). Since its abolition, British … Continue reading