Hi why was the slave trade hard to abolish

why was the slave trade so hard to abolish the only thing i can think of is that many people would not be able to read or write so it would be hard to prove that it is cruel.

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Fundamentally the slave trade was hard to abolish because it made a lot of people very rich, therefore to abolish slavery would be to take away a massive source of income from people who were considered to be very powerful.
chloe
14 March 2011
It depends whether you are talking about the abolition in this country or in the States. It would also be useful to look at the prevailing attitudes of the time and how this affected the ease of abolishing slavery.
chloe
14 March 2011
It's worth adding that the slave trade hasn't actually been abolished - it still exists. Albeit as an illegal trade. When we think of slaves, most people refer to the 'Triangular Trade' in african slaves to plantations in North America, but the sad fact is that slave trading continues to this day in many part of the world ... people are trafficked in the sex industry or to work in appalling conditions in parts of the world where enforcement is difficult.
shaunattutorhub
14 March 2011
Because of slavery was establishing since before the coming of the Africans
Ebrima jonga
29 March 2021
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