of Danish Slaves
of Peter Von Scholten
edict abolishing the slave trade did not abolish the
institution of slavery. Slavery still continued in
the Danish West Indies (Vestindien). On 3
July 1846 generalguvernÝr (Governor-General) Peter Von
Scholten (who was sympathetic to the abolition of
slavery) proclaimed the emancipation of the slaves in
the Danish West Indies.
Danish West Indies were purchased by the USA for $25m
under a treaty which was ratified and proclaimed on
March 31, 1917. They now form the Virgin Islands,
an unincorporated territory of the USA.
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Amendment to the Bill of Rights
campaign against slavery
Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786-1846)
Trade Act 1807
Trade Act 1824
Trade Act 1843
Abolition Act 1833
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slavery still exist?