Was Slavery good or bad?

Was Slavery good or bad?

A teaching resource provided by Mike Stallard.

Resource Description

Slavery - so often assumed to be an utterly bad thing. Yes, the case against is put from the UN, EU and Common Law perspectives. Not with the usual horrific bits first carried around by Thomas Clarkson in the early 1800s.
Was slavery an act imposed on the wretched black people by white imperialists? This is investigated fully too.
Is slavery unislamic or against African religion or unchristian then? That is discussed sensitively too.
How did it get defended? Three ways are presented, each of them perfectly sensible.
Has slavery been completely stamped out today? Well, not really.
At the end of the presentation are suggestions for discussion and investigation which can be followed quite easily.
Actually, as we all suspect, there is quite a lot of slavery of different kinds and an astute and clever teacher will be able to make this into a really interesting and challenging lesson, especially if linked to the history of the slave trade.

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Mike Stallard
Mike Stallard
Retired Teacher
Married, four grown up and very successful children of both sexes all over the world each with their own very different take on life, all supporting themselves in a way which I thoroughly enjoy when I visit them in turn. Grandchildren - yup. Fun. Lovely wife. What more could a man want?

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