2.13 – British Abolitionists, part 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

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

[2] 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?

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

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

[5] What are your general thoughts on Amazing Grace? Is it a good film?

[6] In general, how useful are films in promoting knowledge of history?

 

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