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So far MPs have added their name to this motion — from all political parties. If anyone would like more information on this or to check whether their MP has signed the motion, please contact us via e-mail. Henry Mannamead What about all the refugees from arabic and eastern european countries whom are not allowed by our government to take paid work and frequently have to work on starvation wages in slave like conditions in businesses throughout the country including very close to home?
Martin Efford I entirely support this proposal and hope that there will be some actual way of helping it come to reality very soon.
Marsha St Davids Exon If this were a properly thought through and constructed campaign for public education and a memorial then the organisers would have risen to the debate and not apparently shown complete indifference to the comments ass well as the offers of moral and financial support expressed here and elsewhere!
Des Hartley Think of the tens or hundreds of millions of north and south Americans of African descentWho have themselves and many previous generations lived better fed educated prosperous and democratic lives thean the vast majority of their contemporries on the African continent.
Do they want us to react debate and support them or was the first gesture and publicity all that they were after?
Diana Halton Quay Its wrong to apply do-gooder minority 21st century standards to our judgements or thoughts about what happened years ago. Some of us may now think that it was a bad trade but perhaps the debate should still be alive and the jury not sent out yet?
How would that look as the text on the welcome signs on the A38 run in to Marsh Mills?! If the initiators of this dubious campaign have dropped below the parapet let the subject drop now.
Ben Hartley Vale I like others feel uncomfortable that my home town may be labelled as cradle of the slave trade but we can still be proud firstly that our forebears were at the cutting edge of international trade and that our contempories are brave enough to be candid about the history and imaginative enough to try to mark the facts with a constuctive and informative memorial.
Hi Adrian The originators of the feature have been in touch and have promised to reply to all the queries very soon. We notified them of the interest shown in this message board on several occasions and are as disappointed as you are that there is no response here as yet.
Hopefully they will address all the concerns and queries in the very near future. John host Olliver Bideford Does any one have a postal address for the offices from which the people behind this scheme operate?
May be if we write to them they might respond.
Matt Callington Is the Dome still open? If so perhaps there should be a feature in there.
Maysie Elfordleigh Is the slave trade part of the National Curriculum? Vicky Avonwick The winkle pickers of morcombe bay are latter day slaves. Strange no reply from the two organising bodies. What can be up?
Arkham Honicknowle Slavery should be a continuing debate because of child trafficking and poverty exploitation wages in foreign factories and sweatshops.
A clear mark of this issue in the form of a monument or object in Plymouth would be an effective reminder of the issues and the history. Andy Tothill Sadly having been a university activist for two years in London I discovered that the people who are sincerely caught up in this type of project or campaign tend to have lots of other enthusiasms and are active only in spurts usually close to anniversaries or opportunities for a rally march or party.
It would be a great pity if this very noble and positive proposal were to fail because the originators of a very good idea were to be off doing something else or just lose interest at the moment that the idea looks as though it is catching on and is attracting considerable public interest.
Mac Hartley I,ve even tried ringing the numbers above but no answers or call backs. Lisa Mutley Still nothing from the campaign organisers? Mot much of a campaign! Deborah Longbridge Are ther any continuing links between Plymouth business and slave trade style operations in Asia and elsewher?+ free ebooks online.
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The trans-Atlantic slave trade marked an important time in the history and map of the world. This essay is an attempt to examine the impact of Slave trade on Africa and Africans in the Diaspora. It begins by giving a brief background on slave trade, its impacts and concludes by bringing all the threads.
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