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Slave Trade Act 1824



Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London.

Section 10 of the Slave Trade Act 1824 made the slave trade a criminal offence.

The Slave Trade Act 1824 struck at insurance and mortgages of enterprises engaged in the slave trade.

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

Section 16 of the Slave Trade Act 1824 permitted slaves to be transported and, as a consequence, slaves involved in the slave insurrection in Demerara (in what is now the Co-operative Republic of Guyana) were sentenced to penal servitude and transported to Australia.

 

     

 

 

Links 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)


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 Scholten


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