This is a good, quick video overview. Very accurate from my knowledge, as much as Dr. Warner can say so quickly. He only indirectly hits on the early 19th century slavers: the British, Dutch and French East India Companies, and the German Hanseatic League (their slaves were mostly white Slavic surfs) who trafficked slaves to America from Islamic and African slave trade brokers, but he alludes to it.
In the 18th century (1700’s), Quakers and many evangelical denominations were vocal and organized in their condemnation of slavery as un-Christian. See advertisements in newspapers from the 1700s below.
Warner doesn’t discuss the enslavement of poor Irish (ancestors of many Americans!) to replace the black and creole slaves in the Caribbean freed after the Slavery Abolition Act, (1833) in Britain. The Act was championed by abolitionist William Wilberforce. Wilberforce University in Ohio is named after him – the first college to…
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