Three major factors led to the U.S. and British decisions to abolish the trade of enslaved Africans: revolutionary changes in moral perceptions of slavery, Anglo American antipathy towards a growing African American population, and the population growth rate of enslaved African Americans in North Americans in North America.
"American and British Slave Trade Abolition in Perspective," a presentation by David Brion Davis
Published on February 4, 2009
Dr. David Brion Davis discusses American and British Slave Trade Abolition as the keynote speaker at an Emory University conference, "Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database and the Bicentennial of the End of the Slave Trade, 1808-2008," on December 5, 2008. Davis presents political, ideological, religious, and economic factors that led to the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Visit the database at: Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database.