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1

CLR James argues that the reason for abolition was:

Organised rebellion on the plantations

2

What book did CLR James write?

The Black Jacobins (1938)

3

Who was the key individual in the Slave Revolts in Haiti, who rose to power in the French army?

L'Ouverture- a former slave

4

How many were executed as a result of the slave revolt in Antigua 1736?

77

5

Who led the rebellion in Jamaica in 1760 which led to 400 executions?

Tacky

6

What French colony began to experience unrest in the slaves in 1791

St. Domingue

7

How many plantations were burned/how many people were killed in Haitian uprisings?

over 1,000 plantations burned, 12,000 killed (2,000 European decent)

8

Why did the PM William Pitt move away from Wilberforce's ideas?

Was scared of the violent uprisings and 'evil nature' of the slaves

9

The costs of subduing uprisings grew, by 1793 there were _____ troops in Jamaica

3,000

10

The American War of Independence ended in what year?

1783

11

Why was losing America significant to the abolition campaign?

Made British rethink rights of men and raised questions of liberty. However also meant Britain wanted more than ever to hold onto it's other colonies and trade links

12

When was the Dolben Act passed and what did it do?

1788, limited the number of slaves that could be transported at one time

13

France abolished the Slave Trade in what year?

1794

14

What year did France reinstate the slave trade under Napoleon?

1802