Emancipation act of - Click to edit Master subtitle style Nick Rosa mancipation act of 1834 Background Information Anti-slavery sentiment in

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6/3/11 Background Information Anti-slavery sentiment in Britain had been growing for approximately two centuries before finally coming to a head in the early 1800s with the passing of a ban on the importation of slaves in the Caribbean colonies, as well as a law declaring slave trade illegal. However, these laws did little to change the way of life of settlers in West Indies. Their distance from England made it easy for the colonists to simply ignore these
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6/3/11 The West Indies
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6/3/11 l Emancipation Act m Commonly called the Emancipation Act, the act passed in 1833 is called the Abolition of Slavery Act. It was very strict in its provisions: l On Aug. 1, 1834, all slaves 6 years old and younger were to be freed, as would be any new children born in British territories. l On Aug. 1, 1834, all older slaves would begin a period of apprenticeship that would last for four or six years. l Predials," field-laborers, would remain apprenticed until Aug. 1, 1840. l Non-predials would remain apprenticed until Aug.
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6/3/11 Causes The abolition of slavery was the result of the work of many people in England who believed that slavery was inherently bad
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course ENGLISH 45B, 001 taught by Professor Altieri during the Fall '11 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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