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24 September 2014
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Slavery - a timeline

Slavery Timeline
Image taken in the Transatlantic Slavery Gallery at The Maritime Musuem, Liverpool.
© National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside

1761
Slavery abolished in mainland Portugal
1787
Foundation of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade
1794
Slavery abolished in French Colonies
1802
Slavery reintroduced in French Colonies
1803
Slave trading abolished in Denmark
1807
Slave trading abolished by Britain and United States
1811
Slavery abolished in Spain and Spanish Colonies
(violently opposed in Cuba and unenforced)
1813
Slave trading abolished by Sweden
1814
Slave trading abolished by The Netherlands
1817
Slave trading abolished by France (not effective until 1826)
1819
Slave trading abolished north of the equator by Portugal
1820
Slave trading abolished by Spain
1834
Slavery abolished in British Colonies (but slaves apprenticed until 1838)
1842
Slaves freed in Uruguay
1843
Slaves freed in Argentina
1843
Slavery abolished in Swedish Colonies
1848
Slavery abolished in French and Danish Colonies
1851
Slave trading abolished by Brazil
1854
Slavery abolished in Peru
1858
Slavery abolished in Portuguese Colonies (but slaves apprenticed for 20 years)
1861
Slavery abolished in Dutch Colonies in Caribbean
1865
Slavery abolished in the United States
1870
Slavery abolished in Cuba
1888
Slavery abolished in Brazil
Illegal slaving continued in most countries even after the offical abolition of the trade.




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