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Unformatted text preview: • Formerly Enslaved add their voices o 1787 Ottobah Cugoano publishes Thoughts and Sentiments of the evils of Slavery o 1789 Olaudah Equiano autobiography o Ignatius Sancho • Agency of enslaved • Slave revolts in the Americas o Haitian Revolution 1791 o Revolts in other parts of the Caribbean Slave Trade Abolition • British 1807 • US 1808 – transporting from Africa only • British vessels and British citizens are forbidden by govt to participate in slave trade • British Anti-Slavery Squadron of ships operate on West African coast to stop slave ships and set the slaves free • British set up mixed commission courts in various places to condemn slave ships seized by the British Navy • Most important one in Sierra Leone in 1819. Also in Cuba, Surinam, Rio de Janeiro • 1867 the last known slave ship arrived in Cuba, effectively ending the legal slave trade • trade continued illegally into the 1880s...
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- Fall '10
- Atlantic Slave Trade, William Wilberforce, slave trade abolition, Caribbean slave trade