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British Slavery Abolition Act of 1833

Published August 28, 1833



British Slavery Abolition Act of 1833

The British National Archives states, "In 1833 Parliament passed a further act to abolish slavery in the British West Indies, Canada and the Cape of Good Hope (southern Africa), meaning that it was now illegal to buy or own a person. However, slavery continued in other areas of the British Empire including the territories run by the East India Company, Ceylon (modern day Sri Lanka) and St Helena."

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