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The anti-slavery argument. Source 1

Extract from an anti-slavery pamphlet written by Henry Brougham that counters the economic arguments of the pro-slavers. Taken from A Concise Statement of the Question Regarding the Abolition of the Slave Trade, 1804.

Extract countering the economic arguments of the pro-slavers. Taken from Brougham, A Concise Statement of the Question Regarding the Abolition of the Slave Trade, 1804.

Extract countering the economic arguments of the pro-slavers. Taken from Brougham, A Concise Statement of the Question Regarding the Abolition of the Slave Trade, 1804.

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Your task is to build up a case for abolishing slavery. The sources in this case study have been chosen to help you. When you have read the source and thought about the things to consider, you might find it helpful to make some notes on the worksheet.

Things to consider...

What point is Brougham trying to make?

What do you think the response of the supporters of slavery would have been?

What do you think the response of the general public would have been?

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