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# Another doubt from the same article: ï¿½In the avalanche of

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Another doubt from the same article: Ã¯Â¿Â½In the avalanche of [#permalink]

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17 Aug 2011, 05:17
Another doubt from the same article:

“In the avalanche of condemnation that descended on slavery in the nineteenth century,” Hague writes, “the abolition of the British slave trade in 1807 was the fall of the mightiest possible boulder.”

what does the second half mean? Isn't the abolition of slave trade , something praiseworthy. Why does the author say it is the biggest boulder in the avalanche of condemnation.?

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17 Aug 2011, 06:17
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By fall of the mightiest boulder, he means the strongest possible way in which slavery could have been dented at the time. The boulder is just a way in which to describe the foundations of the slave trade.
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Re: RC-doubt   [#permalink] 17 Aug 2011, 06:17
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