2.14 – British Abolitionists, I

Readings

For Tuesday (2.14), your assignment is to watch the film Amazing Grace. The film can be rented on Amazon.com for $4.

Discussion Questions

As portrayed in Amazing Grace, who were some of the most important British abolitionists and what did each individual contribute to the abolitionist movement?

As portrayed in Amazing Grace, what were some of the major strategies used by British abolitionists to promote the growth of antislavery sentiment among the British people?

As portrayed in Amazing Grace, what role did women and former slaves play in promoting abolitionist sentiment in Britain?

As portrayed in Amazing Grace, what enabled the abolitionist movement to succeed in achieving the abolition of the British Atlantic slave trade in 1807?

What are your general thoughts on Amazing Grace? Is it a good film? In general, how useful are films in promoting knowledge of history?

 

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