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Slavery and freedom

The Rev Richard Baxter emphasises the importance of freedom from slavery.
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MY school history teachers taught me everything they thought I needed to know about slavery.

Their account said slavery was a bad thing causing great sufering, until Britain (inluenced by earnest Christians like William Wilberforce) abolished the transatlantic slave trade. Then, by the end of the American civil war more than 150 years ago, so the story went, slavery was ended and conined to the dustbin of history.

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