Here in the fishing town of Looe, Cornish children know that in 1625, 80 Looe men were taken into slavery by Moroccan raiders, and in 1634 another hundred were captured. Other Cornish harbours suffered similarly. Naturally, our children learn of the infamous British role in shipping countless black slaves - captured by African slave masters - to America, and of the life's work of William Wilberforce to abolish that appalling trade. Hopefully, American discussion of the worldwide evil of slavery is also 'fully rounded' to include the misery of all slaves - black and white.
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