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From Slavery to Citizenship by Richard Ennals

By Richard Ennals

Citizenship isn't really a spectator recreation; it's all approximately engagement. From Slavery to Citizenship is a part of a much bigger photograph - a improvement strategy which will allow us to realize extra keep an eye on over our personal lives and to participate in judgements in regards to the destiny course of society and the agencies we are concerned in.This e-book is uncommon in suggesting that slavery isn't really a distant historic  phenomenon, yet a basic portion of our current. humans were  slaves long ago and a few individuals are enslaved today.The topic of slavery is extremely charged with emotion. From Slavery to Citizenship seeks to facilitate discussion and to bridge gaps. this can be not easy as humans were conversing diverse languages and dealing from diverse units of assumptions. a primary step is to pay attention and to profit from differences.In this ebook, a unmarried author's voice brings jointly contributions from significant public figures and revered thinkers. inside a wealthy tapestry of views, there isn't any unmarried line of argument, or one total end. There are contributions from Africa, North and South the United States, Western and jap Europe and Asia, and from discourses in paintings supplier, occupational healthiness, psychiatry and human rights, in addition to education.After studying the ebook, you're not likely to finish that each one of the individuals have agreed, yet you will discover that they provide you a place to begin from which to mirror and start dialogue, in addition to the instruments to interact in energetic citizenship.

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There was no need to discuss the economic benefits for the imperial power, and for industrialisation. The issue did not occupy centre stage in politics. Responsibility had been externalised. In North America, by contrast, those who engaged in debates on slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, did so on the basis of personal experience. Thomas Jefferson was all too well aware of the contradictions between the rhetoric of human rights, in the Declaration of Independence, and the ongoing reality of slavery.

Breaking the Silence There will be increasing discussion about the realities of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, with attempts to “break the silence”. The Church of England has begun to address its own past involvement in slavery. There are debates in other European countries which had been involved in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, which Britain dominated. In the United States, the African Americans have been campaigning for the silence over the Transatlantic Slave Trade and slavery to be broken.

Written records are scarce, but archaeology tells its own story. Africa has occupied a particular place in the history of slavery. The historian Basil Davidson (1961, 1974) was committed to Africa, and its progress to independence and citizenship. He tackled the full span of African history with missionary zeal, determined to cast light on the dark continent, and to redress the imbalance which had previously prevailed. Too many histories of slavery and the Slave Trade had seen the issues from a European or American perspective, in ignorance of the ongoing situation in Africa.

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