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Barracoon and Slaver

The Uncle Tom's cabin almanack, or, Abolitionist memento. For 1853. (published [1852]), London : J. Cassell, [1852]

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

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Barracoon and Slaver

By 1857 Great Britain had signed 45 treaties with African powers to put a stop to the slave trade, but it was not until the 1860s that they covered all the major embarkation points of the Atlantic slave trade. The Royal Navy also intervened on the high sea to capture the slave ships.

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  2. Introduction
  3. National and International Campaigns
  4. The Courts of Mixed Commission
  5. The 'Liberated Africans'
  6. An "Illegal" Repression
  7. Repression of the Slave Trade in Africa
  8. The Failure of Naval Action
  9. The Suppression of the Slave Trade
  10. Bibliography

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