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Slave Trade Act 1807



Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London.

The Slave Trade Bill, which prohibited British vessels engaging in the slave trade, received the Royal Assent (which means that it became law) on 25 March 1807.

It did not abolish slavery, but only prohibited British ships being involved in the slave trade.

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated January 04, 2010

 

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)

Foreign Slave Trade Act 1806

Slave Trade Act 1824

Slave Trade Act 1843

Slavery Abolition Act 1833

Joseph Sturge (1793-1859)

William Wilberforce  (1759-1833)


Links to pages dealing with the abolition of slavery in the USA:

Vermont

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Abraham Lincoln

American Civil War

13th Amendment to the Bill of Rights


Links to pages dealing with the abolition of slavery in other countries:

Denmark

Peter Van Scholtenc


Links to other pages dealing with slavery:

Does slavery still exist?

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Last Updated January 04, 2010