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West Indian Emancipation

Rodway, James, The West Indies and the Spanish Main, by James Rodway. (published [c1896]), London, T. F. Unwin, [c1896]

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West Indian Emancipation

Great Britain passed the Abolition of Slavery Act in 1833, set to take effect on August, 1 1834. West Indies Emancipation Day was held on August 1 in 13 states between 1834 and 1862

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  2. Introduction
  3. Celebrations in New York
  4. Celebrations in Philadelphia
  5. Celebrations in Boston
  6. Africa and Africans
  7. New Issues
  8. The End of the Celebrations
  9. The Legacy of the Celebrations
  10. Bibliography

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