Why did William Wilberforce target the slave trade and not Slavery?
William Wilberforce recognised that the real problem lay with the slave traders who were only out to make money. Slavery itself was a cultuural institution, and he had no problem with slaves who were well-treated. The slave trade, however, reduced these people to mere animals, chaining them, caging them in ships for months on end. The trade itself was where the real cruelty lay. Wilberforce could not abide cruelty in any way. In fact, he was a driving force in the movement to...
Asked in Chickens and Roosters
How can you tell the color of the egg the chicken is going to lay?
You can look right behind the eye. Whatever color it is will be the color the hen lays. If the earlobe is red, it will lay a brown egg, and if it is white, it will lay a white egg. ...
Asked in Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
What has the author Benjamin Lay written?
Benjamin Lay has written: 'All slave-keepers that keep the innocent in bondage, apostates pretending to lay claim to the pure & holy Christian religion' -- subject(s): Controversial literature, Society of Friends, Slavery, Slavery and the church ...
Asked in Slavery
Did slaves rebel on the slave ships?
Slaves didn't rebel on the slave ships. The slaves were chained and had to lay or sit in an odder. Slaves had to sit and lay like that for more then weeks. Some slaves didn't even make it through all of the trips. The dead slaves were more likely to be thrown of the ship to the sea. Many say that you can tell a slave ship by the sharks that follow it since everyday a dead dead slave would...
Slave labor vs free labor?
Slave labor is obviously done for and by slaves in the eighteenth century to do work in order to make a living. As for free labor, is done by a freeman, it can be considered as free blacks to do work or labor, but they have to be free. -Darc Lay ...