Africa Eccentricities History

Recommended Read

I enjoyed reading ‘The Economics of African Slavery’ by Rizwana Monir so much that I had to share it here.

The BBC’s British History website contains a large section dedicated to the movement for the abolition of slavery. It details the efforts of British political figures and political protestors, all of whom are highlighted as champions of the movement that succeeded in enacting a ban on the slave trade in 1807. However, despite the praise that the abolitionist movement receives, the cessation of the Atlantic slave trade did nothing to restrict the flow of goods that were produced by slave labour, and thus nothing to restrict the practice of slavery itself. Read more…


  1. Thanks for sharing! To me it just seems like history keeps repeating itself – we get the same justifications these days about how ‘legitimate’ commerce will stimulate economies, don’t we? 😐

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