the abolitionist


The abolitionist movement was also known as the anti-slavery movement and took shape during the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe. The main aim of the movement was to end the prevalent slavery that persisted and also to put an end to free labour, human trafficking, sexual and wage slavery. In the year 1542, in the North, the Dominican priest Bartolome de las Casas was shocked to see the treatment that the natives received in the New World which was founded by Columbus. People were bought and sold and kept in terrible conditions, and thus, under the Priest’s request, a new law banishing colonial slavery was put to rule however, its implementation was not carried out in a proper manner. With time however, the movement gained a great amount of importance all over the world as people began to realise the concept and value of human rights. Thus, gradually, the abolitionist movement came into power and slavery was abolished almost in all parts of the world.
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