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IN CONTEXT

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Abolitionism

Before

1787 The Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade is founded in London.

1791 Slaves revolt in the French Caribbean island of Haiti (St. Domingue). Independence is successfully declared in 1804.

After

1823 The Anti-Slavery Society is founded. It campaigns to abolish slavery throughout the British Empire.

1833 Slavery is outlawed throughout the British Empire.

1848 Slavery is abolished in France’s colonies.

1865 The Thirteenth Amendment outlaws slavery in the United States.

1888 Brazil abolishes slavery, the last country in the Americas to do so.

The passing in 1807 of the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves in the ...

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