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Abolition of Slavery in Vermont

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2002 was the 225th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the State of Vermont.

It was an independent republic after the American Revolution: the Commonwealth of Vermont.  On 8 July 1777 it adopted a constitution which prohibited slavery.

 

It  was admitted to the Union in 1791.  It thus has the honor of being both the first sovereign state (as it was at the time) in modern times and the first State of the Union to abolish slavery.

 

 

 

 

A copy of the early constitution of Vermont can be found at: The Avalon Project of the Yale Law School.


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

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Abraham Lincoln

American Civil War

13th Amendment to the Bill of Rights

Massachusetts

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society

Vermont

Virgin Islands


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

British campaign against slavery

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786-1846)

Thomas Clarkson  (1760-1845)

Denmark

Peter Van Scholten

Granville Sharp (1735-1813)

Slave Trade Act 1807

Slave Trade Act 1824

Slave Trade Act 1843

Slavery Abolition Act 1833

Joseph Sturge (1793-1859)

William Wilberforce  (1759-1833)


Links to other pages dealing with slavery:

Does slavery still exist?

SLAVERY SLAVE
TRADE
HUMAN
SACRIFICE

BONDED
LABOR

HIERODULIC
SERVITUDE

TRAFFICKING

CHILD
LABOR

  2003 by the Anti-Slavery Society. The text on any page may be reproduced provided that the source is acknowledged.  This does not apply to photos.