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March 29, 2007

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Chris Williams

Don't you bloody do it too - Slavery in teh British EMpire wasn't abolished in 1807, the slave _trade_ was. Not that you'd think so to hear the commentary. Slavery in the UK had been stymied before then by Mansfield - and by the tendency of slaves in the UK to do a runner, and get a lot of community support when they did.


jamie

Corrected, ta. Could have added a bit about how these so called emancipationists were really just promotuing an anti-free trade agenda...

Rob

I thought it was all because of the decreased profitability and hence importance of Carribean sugar plantations...

AntiCitizenOne

> A slavery for the many, not the few.

It's called Taxes on Income.

John Hardy

brilliant post, Jamie!

Chris

>I thought it was all because of the decreased profitability and hence importance of Carribean sugar plantations...

Blimey - no sense of humour AND can't spell Caribbean. Why do you even bother to get out of bed?

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