Anti-Slavery Background: Trends in the Nations[1]

 

Date

Event, Era, Movement, or Other Fact

1500s

Slave sales by Portuguese, Spanish

1600s

Slave sales by the Dutch

1700s

Slave sales by the English

1761

Slavery outlawed, Portugal (but not its colonies)

1772

Slavery outlawed, Great Britain (but not its colonies)

1794

Slavery outlawed, France

1833

Reform of slavery—Britain ended slavery in its colonies (Asia, Africa, the Americas).

 

Nations were also ending the slave trade, and the US Action of ending the external slave trade was in keeping with Britain’s.

1792

Slave trade outlawed, Denmark

1810

Slave trade outlawed, Britain

1808

Slave trade (importation, not internal) outlawed, United States

 

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[1] Primarily based on data in the Encyclopedia of World History, 6th Edition (2001), Peter N. Stearns, editor.