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Foreign Slave Trade Act 1806



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The Foreign Slave Trade Act 1806 (46 Geo III c 52), which received the Royal Assent on May 23, 1806, prohibited British subjects from transporting slaves to the territories of a foreign (ie, non-British) state.  It came into force on January 1, 1807.

The British were at war with Napoleon, Emperor of the French, and his allies, at the time.

It was promoted as a necessary war measure, but it was actually a covert measure against the foreign slave trade.  It did not affect the slave trade to British colonies.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

     

 

inks to other sites also dealing with the abolition of slavery in the British Empire:

British campaign against slavery

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786-1846)

Thomas Clarkson  (1760-1845)

Granville Sharp (1735-1813)

Slave Trade Act 1807

Slave Trade Act 1843

Slavery Abolition Act 1833

Joseph Sturge (1793-1859)

William Wilberforce  (1759-1833)


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Vermont

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Abraham Lincoln

American Civil War

13th Amendment to the Bill of Rights


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