Clip description Keywords
Abolitionists and Parliament
Abolitionists and Parliament

Duration: 01:52

How people in power used their influence against the abolition movement and delayed the end of slavery.

 
Abraham Lincoln and slavery in the USA
Abraham Lincoln and slavery in the USA

Duration: 01:08

A brief review of Abraham Lincoln’s views on slavery before his election to the US Presidency.

 
Abraham Lincoln’s election as US President
Abraham Lincoln’s election as US President

Duration: 01:29

A review of the events leading up to the secession of several slave states after the election of Abraham Lincoln as US President.

 
African slave trade
African slave trade

Duration: 01:48

An overview of slave trading in Africa, discussing the reasons behind it and the impact of European involvement.

 
Amritsar massacre of 1919
Amritsar massacre of 1919

Duration: 03:19

In 1919 there was unrest against British rule in the Punjab. One demonstration at Amritsar turned into a massacre which would have lasting implications.

 
Arguments for and against British colonial rule
Arguments for and against British colonial rule

Duration: 01:54

Three different prespectives on British colonial rule and whether African colonies should gain independence.

 
Campaign to get British to leave India 1942.
Campaign to get British to leave India 1942.

Duration: 04:35

British rule in India during the Second World War was challenged in a campaign called 'Quit India'. Two activists from the time talk about their actions and their experiences.

 
Demand for slave labour in the New World
Demand for slave labour in the New World

Duration: 01:30

The context leading up to the use of Africans as slaves in the New World.

 
Development of the transatlantic slave trade
Development of the transatlantic slave trade

Duration: 00:03:43

The development of the triangular trade and its economic roots in Europe, along with the mechanics of capturing, buying and selling slaves.

 
Effects of the French Revolution
Effects of the French Revolution

Duration: 01:23

How the French Revolution proved a setback to the abolition movement.

 
Experiences of servants in India
Experiences of servants in India

Duration: 03:23

An Indian who was employed in British households as a servant describes his conditions and how he was treated.

 
Forms of resistance to slavery
Forms of resistance to slavery

Duration: 00:04:00

Different forms of resistance to slavery, including the Jamaican Maroons who fought off attempts to recapture them and made the British agree a treaty.

 
Haiti's slave revolt
Haiti's slave revolt

Duration: 03:26

Andrew Marr describes how the violence of Haiti's slave rebellion led to the country becoming the first black republic.

 
How slaves coped with life on a plantation
How slaves coped with life on a plantation

Duration: 00:03:41

Outline of how slaves were punished and the ways in which slaves managed to keep their identities.

 
Influence of religion on the abolition movement
Influence of religion on the abolition movement

Duration: 00:51

A look at the place of Christian emancipators such as James Ramsay in raising awareness about the realities of slavery.

 
Interpretations of the abolition of slavery
Interpretations of the abolition of slavery

Duration: 04:31

Unpacking the interpretation of a museum in Hull which claims William Wilberforce was the key to abolition.

 
Non-European abolitionists
Non-European abolitionists

Duration: 00:56

A look at the place of ex-slaves in the Abolition movement.

 
Origins of the abolition movement
Origins of the abolition movement

Duration: 00:36

The clip introduces the abolition movement and its opposition.

 
Origins of the Atlantic slave trade
Origins of the Atlantic slave trade

Duration: 00:44

The context and background to Britain's involvement in the slave trade.

 
Overview of abolition
Overview of abolition

Duration: 00:43

A look at the end of the slave trade.

 
Scotland and the slave trade
Scotland and the slave trade

Duration: 01:18

The slave trade as an industry is described and its involvement in a wider work context explained.

 
Slave auctions
Slave auctions

Duration: 01:18

A description of preparing slaves for auction to plantation owners, and how slave auctions were carried out.

 
Slave religion, beliefs and traditions
Slave religion, beliefs and traditions

Duration: 00:03:04

How slaves maintained their traditional beliefs but also combined these with Christianity.

 
Slavery in the Caribbean: resistance and abolition
Slavery in the Caribbean: resistance and abolition

Duration: 00:31

The impact of different forms of resistance to slavery, including armed resistance, refusal to accept slavery and the work of the abolitionists.

 
Slavery in the USA
Slavery in the USA

Duration: 01:52

A review of the development of slavery in the USA during the first half of the 19th century.

 
The abolitionist campaign
The abolitionist campaign

Duration: 01:46

The tactics and the use of eyewitness evidence in the abolition movement.

 
The abolitionist movement
The abolitionist movement

Duration: 00:04:19

The motives, aims and methods of the anti-slavery or abolitionist movement in the later 1700s and early 1800s.

 
The horrors of the Middle Passage
The horrors of the Middle Passage

Duration: 00:02:29

Conditions aboard slave ships on the Middle Passage and the attempts by slaves to rebel.

 
The Middle Passage
The Middle Passage

Duration: 01:51

A description of conditions on board the slave ships and an outline of the Zong case.

 
The motivation of Indian Muslim troops in the British army 1914
The motivation of Indian Muslim troops in the British army 1914

Duration: 03:23

The British Army in India contained many thousands of Muslim troops who were deeply loyal to their commanders and to Britain. The reasons included personal honour and economic well being.

 
The role of Wilberforce
The role of Wilberforce

Duration: 00:44

William Wilberforce's efforts to end slavery through parliament and from inside the property owners club.

 
Triangular trade
Triangular trade

Duration: 01:48

A brief description of the triangular trade, illustrated by an animated map.

 
Wealth created by British slave traders
Wealth created by British slave traders

Duration: 01:47

A look at the social and economic benefits that wealth generated by the slave trade had on Scotland and Europe.

 
Working class and women abolitionists
Working class and women abolitionists

Duration: 01:24

The place of the working class in Scotland and of women in the abolitionist movement is examined.

 

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