Why was Oglethorpe’s prohibition of slavery reversed?
James Edward Oglethorpe is a British general and a known philanthropist who founded the colony of Georgia situated in the United States of America in 1733. A native of London, this man hoped for social reforms by resettling the economic status of Britain, particularly those who were imprisoned because of debt. In his early years, he became a member of the parliament in 1722 and campaigned for changes in the crucial stance of those who are in debtor’s prison. And at the time he founded the colony of Georgia, after sailing for 88 days, he worked his way out for slavery to be abolished in the settled land. After he banned the act of slavery, he obtained a charter for the Province of Georgia and insisted that Georgia be the place where debtors and the poorest of the poor reside after being released from the prisons of Britain.
Georgia was known to the military buffer zone between Spain and other British countries. Oglethorpe was known to a military dictator primarily because he prohibited the act of slavery. His reason behind the prohibition was that runaway slaves could potentially weaken the colony by secretly assisting Spain. But this premonition did not happen. Instead of slaves defecting to Spain, slaves from the Carolinas fleeted to Georgia, which gravely irritated its neighboring country from the north. The prohibition of slavery has intensely affected the growth of Georgia’s economy. Poor labor force and constraints in the development of the state led many settlers in opposition to Oglethorpe. This remained for some time and only after Oglethorpe left the colon that slavery was lifted from its prohibition and imports of slaves became an increasing trade.
Then on, the state of Georgia found its way for continued economic growth.