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Though new trading routes and globalisation increased, they initially came with no ethical or moral dimensions. Unforeseen downsides, such as the slave trade, became an essential part of the economy – so much so that the campaign to abolish such practices struggled against the interests of the establishment. Gradual reform eventually saw the slave trade dissipate; since Cromwell, more has been achieved through gradual reform than any radical social movements or revolution. Yorkshireman William Wilberforce was at the forefront of the
abolition movement. Abolition of Slavery throughout British Colonies became law on 1st August 1834.

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Wilberforce
(Music and Words: Tim Hunter)

Wilberforce – can change the course of history
Only Wilberforce – can stop this evil slavery

You may choose to look the other way
But you can never say you did not know
Great indeed are opportunities;
Great also is our responsibility

Wilberforce – can change the course of history

God Almighty has set before me
Two Great Objectives:
The suppression of the Slave Trade
And the Reformation of Manners. 

Selfishness makes us overate our qualities
And overlook our defects
We are too young to realize
things are impossible...
So we’ll do them anyway.

Wilberforce – can change the course of history
Only Wilberforce – can stop this evil slavery
If to be alive to the sufferings of my fellow creatures, is to be a fanatic, then I’m one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be alive.
Wilberforce – can change the course of history
Only Wilberforce – can stop this evil slavery
(some lyrics based on
Wilberforce’s famous quotes)

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from Yorkshire Through The Ages, released June 24, 2017
Musicians: Tim Hunter: Lead andbacking Vocals, Guitars, Synthesiser,
Keyboards, Sequencing, Drums.
Backing Vocals: Sarah Marie Gayle

Copyright © 2016 Tim Hunter. All rights reserved. This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service: Registration No:284704936

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Tim Hunter Knaresborough, UK

'Through his musical albums, Knaresborough composer Tim Hunter helps bring to life the stories and legends of Yorkshire's rich heritage.' Yorkshire Post 1st May 2020.
Tim Hunter is a singer/songwriter/producer. His musical compositions range from pop ballads through to classic rock and have been enjoyed by audiences both in Europe and the United States.
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