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Autor:  anton  07 October 2010
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Outline

Specific Goals: I want my audience to understand why institutionalized slavery ended.

Introduction

I Can anyone of you imagine owning a slave? Can anyone of you imagine being a slave? Regardless of

your answer, slavery no longer exists as an institution. Why?

Thesis Statement: Technological advances brings an end to institutional slavery.

Body

1 In the 1700's Britain emerges as a superpower.

A. The British Industrial Revolution was the height of technology.

1. The Industrial Revolution loosened the grip of slavery.

2. The Industrial Revolution created a new class of people.

3. The Industrial Revolution allowed Britain leisure time.

B. Britain's naval power on the high seas.

1. Britain's ability to control the shipping industry.

2. Britain's ability to indirectly control governments.

II The combination of industrial and naval power bring an end to the slave trade and slavery.

A. In 1807 Britain outlaws the slave trade.

B. In 1832 Britain outlaws slavery.

Conclusion

1 Technology ended institutionalized slavery by giving freedom to human physical constraints.

Bibliography

Davis, David, "Slavery and Human Progress" Oxford University Press, 1984.

Walvin, James, "Slavery and the Slave Trade" University Press of Mississippi Jackson, 1983.

Miers, Suzanne , and Kopytoff, Igor, "Slavery in Africa" University of Wisconsin Press, 1977.

I,am here today to inform you on how institutionalized slavery came to an end. Now let's

talk about how this happened. In the 1700's Britain

emerges as a superpower.

A. Industrial Power and

B. Naval Power (military)

The British Industrial Revolution was the height of technology. British productivity was

ahead of the rest of the world by a large amount. Thus making it an economic world power.

So how did the Industrial Revolution loosen the grip of slavery? The answer, technology

was becoming more efficient than slavery. Before technology, it would take a lot of slave labor

to make x amount of widgets. Now with technology, a small amount of labor could make more

widgets than that of massive slave labor. Technology made slavery less efficient, and at the same

time, technology created a new class of people.

The huge number of products being produced had to be sold by a merchant class ( middle class ). Before the Industrial ( I. R. ) there was no real middle class. 97% were poor, 2% middle, and 1% wealthy. Now with the I. R. we have a large middle class, like never seen before in the history of the world.

The I. R. also allows for leasure time. Maslow theory of heirical needs ( number 1) is survival.

So before the I. R. the largest class of people were poor. Their only concern was survival and

nothing else. Now with the I. R. you have a middle class with leisure time. Now one has time

for education, with education come communication which led's to the exchange of ideas, with the ex-

changed of ideas, bring about a form of freedom of speech, and from here rise abolitionist. Now

you have people who are sympthetic towards others. The middle class is now able to be sympthetic towards other, because they are not worried about their immediate survival.

Now let me switch gears and talk about Britain naval power. The sun never sets on the British

Empire. The British had the most powerful navy in the world. Britains navy had the ability to con-

trol trade and communication. Thus, Britain

had the ability to control the shipping industry, with

the blockades of harbors or confication of ships on the high seas, this gave Britain

the ability to

indirectly control governments. Countries who wanted good trade economies had to please Britain

.

So with the combination of industrial and naval power, Britain brings an end to the slave trade

( not slavery). The slave trade was no longer needed because of the efficiency of the I. R. , no more

slaves were needed. So in 1807 Britain outlawed the slave trade, which was enforced by its navy.

Britains forced other countries to live by it's laws. The government did this for 2 reasons 1. abol-

itions 2. greed, the government figured out away to profit from it's legislation, through confiscation.

Any ship on the high seas with slaves, gave Britain

justification to take everything. Thus, filling

the royal crowns treasury. So individuals and/or governments involved in the slave trade, decided

to change their practices.

In 1832 Britain outlaws slavery. The government paid 20 million pounds to all British slave holders.

Britain

ended slavery for 2 reasons. 1.abolitions 2. greed, knowing that the slaves would now be consumers and tax payers, thus boosting the economony. Never the less, for the 1st time in history, a country outlaws slavery and enforces that law.

In conclusion, technology ended institutionalized slavery by giving freedom to human physical con-

straints, with technology slavery was now less efficient. Technology also allowed the middle class the

leisure time to be sympatheic towards others, and the Brithish navy enforced the law.

Bibliography

Davis, David, "Slavery and Human Progress" Oxford University Press, 1984.

Walvin, James, "Slavery and the Slave Trade" University Press of Mississippi Jackson, 1983.

Miers, Suzanne and Kopytoff, Igor, "Slavery in Africa" University of Wisconsin Press, 1977.



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