Account for the Success of the British Anti-Slavery Movement?

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There were numerous factors that contributed to the success of the British Anti-slavery movement in 1834. - Numerous religious groups in Britain had bashed against slavery and had painted a cruel picture to the British public. The Society of Friends formed by the Quakers was at the forefront of the movement and other evangelical mov...ements had soon joined. The Church (especially the non-conformists churches) had educated the public and won over sympathy for the enslaved people. - The role of important men cannot be denied. Thomas Clarkson, William Dohen, William Wilberforce, and Granville Sharpe dedicated their time and talents to the abolition of slavery in the West Indies. Clarkson did massive researches on the evils of slavery and these were presented and kept alive in parliament by politicians and abolitionists. - The campaigns by anti-slavery organizations up to the 1830s were of vital importance. The Anti-Slavery Society (1823) and the Agency Committee (1831) were among the many anti-slavery societies that organized tours, wrote numerous articles and brought information for the public to come to terms with the plights of the enslaved people in the Caribbean. - The failures of the Amelioration proposal of 1823 had sharpened the flames under the anti-slavery movement. The planters had refused to improve the conditions of the slaves and the abolitionists became aware that total and immediate emancipation was the only solution to slavery. - The massive uprisings staged by the enslaved people were necessary to reveal the evils of the slave system. The general question is: If slavery was good, why did the slaves rebel almost every year? The slaves were the biggest fans of the anti-slavery movement. They were sick of their conditions and were willing to stage massive rebellions to attain their freedom. By the 1800s, the slave uprisings had intensified. It

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