geordief Posted September 25, 2022 Share Posted September 25, 2022 (edited) I am listening to someone singing "We shall not be moved" Very moving and my first inclination is to suppose that the moral and physical strength of that oppressed group was the overriding factor in the changes that brought an end to slavery in Europe and the USA. On reflection I am wondering if I was naive and whether there were other factors that brought about those changes. Can anyone say what they think might have been the main factors? It wasn't a case of economic change that made the practice less profitable,was it? Or the new communication technologies that shone a light on what was happening? It doesn't seem to me that our common wisdom has to increase as time passes and the generations follow each other. Did those African slaves just get lucky at that juncture or was slavery always living on borrowed time? Edited September 25, 2022 by geordief Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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