Widespread Opposition To Slavery

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Slavery was recognized and accepted throughout the New World; all the major European powers at some point entered into the Atlantic Slave Trade and most of these powers possessed slave colonies. However it was the British that came to dominate the Atlantic slave system, they carried more African captives than any other nation (an estimation of 3 million slaves). The British slave colonies produced mass amounts of sugar, tobacco and other luxury commodities, which made Britain wealthy from the profits of enslaved labor. Widespread opposition to slavery was initially scarce, but in 1807 an act passed through parliament called The Slave Trade Abolition Act of 1807 which prohibited the trading of Africans into slavery in the west indies, it was

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