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Tyree White


Specific Goals: I want my audience to understand why institutionalized slavery ended.


I Can anyone of you imagine owning a slave? Can anyone of you imagine being a slave? Regardless of

your answer, slavery no longer exists as an institution. Why?

Thesis Statement: Technological advances brings an end to institutional slavery.


1 In the 1700's Britain emerges as a superpower.

A. The British Industrial Revolution was the height of technology.

1. The Industrial Revolution loosened the grip of slavery.

2. The Industrial Revolution created a new class of people.

3. The Industrial Revolution allowed Britain leisure time.

B. Britain's naval power on the high seas.

1. Britain's ability to control the shipping industry.

2. Britain's ability to indirectly control governments.

II The combination of industrial and naval power bring an end to the slave trade and slavery.

A. In 1807 Britain outlaws the slave trade.

B. In 1832 Britain outlaws slavery.


1 Technology ended institutionalized slavery by giving freedom to human physical constraints.


Davis, David, "Slavery and Human Progress" Oxford University Press, 1984.

Walvin, James, "Slavery and the Slave Trade" University Press of Mississippi Jackson, 1983.

Miers, Suzanne , and Kopytoff, Igor, "Slavery in Africa" University of Wisconsin Press, 1977.

I,am here today to inform you on how institutionalized slavery came to an end. Now let's

talk about how this happened. In the 1700's Britain

emerges as a superpower.

A. Industrial Power and

B. Naval Power (military)

The British Industrial Revolution was the height of technology. British productivity was

ahead of the rest of the world by a large amount. Thus making it an economic world power.

So how did the Industrial Revolution loosen the grip of slavery? The answer, technology

was becoming more efficient than slavery. Before technology, it would take a lot of slave labor

to make x amount of widgets. Now with technology, a small amount of labor could make more

widgets than that of massive slave labor. Technology made slavery less efficient, and at the same

time, technology created a new class of people.

The huge number of products being produced had to be sold by a merchant class ( middle class ). Before the Industrial ( I. R. ) there was no real middle class. 97% were poor, 2% middle, and 1% wealthy. Now with the I. R. we have a large middle class, like never seen before in the history of the world.

The I. R. also allows for leasure time. Maslow theory of heirical needs ( number 1) is survival.

So before the I. R. the largest class of people were poor. Their only concern was survival and

nothing else. Now with the I. R. you have a middle class with leisure time. Now one has time

for education, with education come communication which led's to the exchange of ideas, with the ex-

changed of ideas, bring about a form of freedom of speech, and from here rise abolitionist. Now




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