Slave Trade Act 1807 - legal in most of the British Empire until the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833.

Slave Trade Act 1807 - legal in most of the British Empire until the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833

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The Slave Trade Act 1807, officially An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade,[1] was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom prohibiting the slave trade in the British Empire. Although it did not abolish the practice of slavery, it did encourage British action to press other nation states to abolish their own slave trades.

Many of the supporters thought the Act would lead to the end of slavery.[2] Slavery on English soil was unsupported in English law and that position was confirmed in Somersett's Case in 1772, but it remained legal in most of the British Empire until the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833.

Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807
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Long titleAn Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade
Citation47 Geo III Sess. 1 c. 36
Introduced byWilliam Grenville
Territorial extentBritish Empire
Dates
Royal assent25 March 1807

Background

Martin Meredith states, "In the decade between 1791 and 1800, British ships made about 1,340 voyages across the Atlantic, landing nearly 400,000 slaves. Between 1801 and 1807, they took a further 266,000. The slave trade remained one of Britain's most profitable businesses."[3]

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/80/Official_medallion_of_the_British_Anti-Slavery_Society_[1795%29.jpg/800px-Official_medallion_of_the_British_Anti-Slavery_Society_[1795%29.jpg"Am I Not a Man and a Brother?" medallion created as part of anti-slavery campaign by Josiah Wedgwood, 1787

The Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade was formed in 1787 by a group of Evangelical English Protestants allied with Quakers, to unite in their shared opposition to slavery and the slave trade. The Quakers had long viewed slavery as immoral, a blight upon humanity. By 1807 the abolitionist groups had a very sizable faction of like-minded members in the British Parliament. At their height they controlled 35–40 seats. Known as the "Saints", the alliance was led by the best known of the anti-slave trade campaigners, William Wilberforce, who had taken on the cause of abolition in 1787 after having read the evidence that Thomas Clarkson had amassed against the trade.[4] These dedicated Parliamentarians had access to the legal draughtsmanship of James Stephen, Wilberforce's brother-in-law. They often saw their personal battle against slavery as a divinely ordained crusade. On Sunday, 28 October 1787, Wilberforce wrote in his diary: "God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners."[5]

William Wilberforce, the leader of the British campaign to abolish the slave trade

Their numbers were magnified by the precarious position of the government under Lord Grenville, whose short term as Prime Minister was known as the Ministry of All the Talents. Grenville himself led the fight to pass the bill in the House of Lords, while in the Commons the Bill was led by the Foreign Secretary, Lord Howick (Charles Grey, later Earl Grey).[1] Other events also played a part; the Acts of Union 1800 brought 100 Irish MPs into Parliament, most of whom supported abolition.[6] The Bill was first introduced to Parliament in January 1807. It went to the House of Commons on 10 February 1807. On 23 February 1807, twenty years after he first began his crusade, Wilberforce and his team were rewarded with victory. After a debate lasting ten hours, the House agreed to the second reading of the bill to abolish the Atlantic slave trade by an overwhelming 283 votes for to 16.[4] The Bill received Royal Assent on 25 March 1807.[7]

However, while this Act abolished the slave trade in the British Empire, slavery itself continued for another generation. It was not until the passage of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 that slavery itself was eventually abolished.

Other nations

By its Act Against Slavery of 1793, the Parliament of Upper Canada in British North America had abolished the slave trade, and in 1805 a British Order-in-Council had restricted the importation of slaves into colonies that had been captured from France and the Netherlands.[8] Following adoption of the 1807 Act, Britain used its influence to pressure other nations to end their own slave trades.[9] By the 1810 Anglo-Portuguese treaty Portugal agreed to restrict its trade into its colonies; in the 1813 Anglo-Swedish treaty Sweden outlawed its slave trade; and in the 1814 Treaty of Paris whereby France agreed with Britain that the slave trade was "repugnant to the principles of natural justice" and agreed to abolish the slave trade in five years. In the 1814 Anglo-Dutch treaty the Netherlands outlawed its slave trade, and the 1817 Anglo-Spanish treaty called for Spain to suppress its trade by 1820.[8]

The United States adopted its Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves on March 2, 1807, the same month and year as the British action. It provided for the abolition of its Atlantic slave trade but did not alter its internal trade in slaves. Article 1, Section 9, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution forbade the closing of the slave trade for twenty years, until 1808. The long-planned law was passed a year earlier, and with the economic incentives of the slave trade coming to an end, there was both a spike number of slaves being traded and a unification of political factions against the trade.[10]

Enforcement

The Act created fines for captains who continued with the trade. These fines could be up to £100 per enslaved person found on a ship. Captains would sometimes dump captives overboard when they saw Navy ships coming in order to avoid these fines.[11] The Royal Navy, which then controlled the world's seas, established the West Africa Squadron in 1808 to patrol the coast of West Africa, and between 1808 and 1860 they seized approximately 1,600 slave ships and freed 150,000 Africans who were aboard.[12][3] The Royal Navy declared that ships transporting slaves were the same as pirates. Action was also taken against African leaders who refused to agree to British treaties to outlaw the trade, such as "the usurping King of Lagos",[citation needed] who was deposed in 1851. Anti-slavery treaties were signed with over 50 African rulers.[13]

In the 1860s, David Livingstone's reports of atrocities within the Arab slave trade in Africa stirred up the interest of the British public, reviving the flagging abolitionist movement. The Royal Navy throughout the 1870s attempted to suppress "this abominable Eastern trade", at Zanzibar in particular. In 1890 Britain handed control of the strategically important island of Heligoland in the North Sea to Germany in return for control of Zanzibar, in part to help enforce the ban on slave trading.[14][15]

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Original Post

Thanks you for historical information, we see Amazing Grace movie.

Last week man speak at university about free slaves and East Indian replace them on plantation. They must be happy for a new family life in Guyana.

Survey show this is nasty internet website, too many nasty thing.  More positive thing bring better life.

But you cause fight with slave and East Indian, not me. It shameful with student who read Guyana News and Information.

University paper write about  discussion website, also Guyana News and Information with racial hate.

Japan/China    

Tola posted:

Thanks you for historical information, we see Amazing Grace movie.

Last week man speak at university about free slaves and East Indian replace them on plantation. They must be happy for a new family life in Guyana.

Survey show this is nasty internet website, too many nasty thing.  More positive thing bring better life.

But you cause fight with slave and East Indian, not me. It shameful with student who read Guyana News and Information.

University paper write about  discussion website, also Guyana News and Information with racial hate.

Japan/China    

White man Slavery was bad, true.  The African on African slavery then and now was/is much more humane.  Blacks did not want to work on farms so Indians took over the plantation.....to this day!

About your Japanese student who studies Guyana's race issue, ask them about the thousands of Korean sex slaves they held during WW2.  When would they own up as a people?

About the Chinaman, ask him about Tibet and what happening to the Muslims of Western China!

Tola posted:

Thanks you for historical information, we see Amazing Grace movie.

Last week man speak at university about free slaves and East Indian replace them on plantation. They must be happy for a new family life in Guyana.

Survey show this is nasty internet website, too many nasty thing.  More positive thing bring better life.

But you cause fight with slave and East Indian, not me. It shameful with student who read Guyana News and Information.

University paper write about  discussion website, also Guyana News and Information with racial hate.

Japan/China    

I never heard about those two people, Mr Japan and Mr China, hope is not Dan Japan.he dead a long time.

Baseman posted:
Tola posted:

Thanks you for historical information, we see Amazing Grace movie.

Last week man speak at university about free slaves and East Indian replace them on plantation. They must be happy for a new family life in Guyana.

Survey show this is nasty internet website, too many nasty thing.  More positive thing bring better life.

But you cause fight with slave and East Indian, not me. It shameful with student who read Guyana News and Information.

University paper write about  discussion website, also Guyana News and Information with racial hate.

Japan/China    

White man Slavery was bad, true.  The African on African slavery then and now was/is much more humane.  Blacks did not want to work on farms so Indians took over the plantation.....to this day!

About your Japanese student who studies Guyana's race issue, ask them about the thousands of Korean sex slaves they held during WW2.  When would they own up as a people?

About the Chinaman, ask him about Tibet and what happening to the Muslims of Western China!

Are you not educated. This is about slave and East Indian. You much words but no value.  You alcohol drunk. 

 

Tola posted:
Baseman posted:
Tola posted:

Thanks you for historical information, we see Amazing Grace movie.

Last week man speak at university about free slaves and East Indian replace them on plantation. They must be happy for a new family life in Guyana.

Survey show this is nasty internet website, too many nasty thing.  More positive thing bring better life.

But you cause fight with slave and East Indian, not me. It shameful with student who read Guyana News and Information.

University paper write about  discussion website, also Guyana News and Information with racial hate.

Japan/China    

White man Slavery was bad, true.  The African on African slavery then and now was/is much more humane.  Blacks did not want to work on farms so Indians took over the plantation.....to this day!

About your Japanese student who studies Guyana's race issue, ask them about the thousands of Korean sex slaves they held during WW2.  When would they own up as a people?

About the Chinaman, ask him about Tibet and what happening to the Muslims of Western China!

Are you not educated. This is about slave and East Indian. You much words but no value.  You alcohol drunk. 

 

I have no idea why tola lends out his handle to others. You come on here and criticize a discussion that is probably older than you as a "nasty internet website" and ended up calling one of its regular poster an "alcohol drunk" all because he took your attention to the ugly matters in your own existence. What exactly are you hoping to accomplish from GN&I now that you have already concluded that it is filled "with racial hate"? 

Tola posted:
Baseman posted:
Tola posted:

Thanks you for historical information, we see Amazing Grace movie.

Last week man speak at university about free slaves and East Indian replace them on plantation. They must be happy for a new family life in Guyana.

Survey show this is nasty internet website, too many nasty thing.  More positive thing bring better life.

But you cause fight with slave and East Indian, not me. It shameful with student who read Guyana News and Information.

University paper write about  discussion website, also Guyana News and Information with racial hate.

Japan/China    

White man Slavery was bad, true.  The African on African slavery then and now was/is much more humane.  Blacks did not want to work on farms so Indians took over the plantation.....to this day!

About your Japanese student who studies Guyana's race issue, ask them about the thousands of Korean sex slaves they held during WW2.  When would they own up as a people?

About the Chinaman, ask him about Tibet and what happening to the Muslims of Western China!

Are you not educated. This is about slave and East Indian. You much words but no value.  You alcohol drunk. 

No I’m not educated.  I never heard of Afro slavery or Korean comfort women or Tibet or Chinese concentration camps.  I was just taking a shot in the dark. 

And what is the Japan/China codes.  Are they new planets not yet discovered?

Just asking like Vish!!

ksazma posted:
Tola posted:
Baseman posted:
Tola posted:

Thanks you for historical information, we see Amazing Grace movie.

Last week man speak at university about free slaves and East Indian replace them on plantation. They must be happy for a new family life in Guyana.

Survey show this is nasty internet website, too many nasty thing.  More positive thing bring better life.

But you cause fight with slave and East Indian, not me. It shameful with student who read Guyana News and Information.

University paper write about  discussion website, also Guyana News and Information with racial hate.

Japan/China    

White man Slavery was bad, true.  The African on African slavery then and now was/is much more humane.  Blacks did not want to work on farms so Indians took over the plantation.....to this day!

About your Japanese student who studies Guyana's race issue, ask them about the thousands of Korean sex slaves they held during WW2.  When would they own up as a people?

About the Chinaman, ask him about Tibet and what happening to the Muslims of Western China!

Are you not educated. This is about slave and East Indian. You much words but no value.  You alcohol drunk. 

 

I have no idea why tola lends out his handle to others. You come on here and criticize a discussion that is probably older than you as a "nasty internet website" and ended up calling one of its regular poster an "alcohol drunk" all because he took your attention to the ugly matters in your own existence. What exactly are you hoping to accomplish from GN&I now that you have already concluded that it is filled "with racial hate"? 

You notice when I throw their shit back in their face they run like runnings!

Baseman posted:
Tola posted:
Baseman posted:
Tola posted:

Thanks you for historical information, we see Amazing Grace movie.

Last week man speak at university about free slaves and East Indian replace them on plantation. They must be happy for a new family life in Guyana.

Survey show this is nasty internet website, too many nasty thing.  More positive thing bring better life.

But you cause fight with slave and East Indian, not me. It shameful with student who read Guyana News and Information.

University paper write about  discussion website, also Guyana News and Information with racial hate.

Japan/China    

White man Slavery was bad, true.  The African on African slavery then and now was/is much more humane.  Blacks did not want to work on farms so Indians took over the plantation.....to this day!

About your Japanese student who studies Guyana's race issue, ask them about the thousands of Korean sex slaves they held during WW2.  When would they own up as a people?

About the Chinaman, ask him about Tibet and what happening to the Muslims of Western China!

Are you not educated. This is about slave and East Indian. You much words but no value.  You alcohol drunk. 

No I’m not educated.  I never heard of Afro slavery or Korean comfort women or Tibet or Chinese concentration camps.  I was just taking a shot in the dark. 

And what is the Japan/China codes.  Are they new planets not yet discovered?

Just asking like Vish!!

What is shot in dark...no electric hydro ? 

Japan/China country like Guyana...you goof.

Tola posted:

You nasty not good for race problem america & new zealand

You make people see Indian Guyana like dog dodo

You mama no teach you nice things as boy

Japan China ++

You not the Tola that we are familiar with on GNI, he would NEVER speak in such a rude manner. Unless the old Tola has gone Co Co.  Let me say this to you , nobody's Mama is your business,  keep that out of your conversations on GNI the real Tola knows better. It shows, you are a fake stop embarrassing yourself. Return the handle to the rightful owner.

Tola posted:

You nasty not good for race problem america & new zealand

You make people see Indian Guyana like dog dodo

You mama no teach you nice things as boy

Japan China ++

Why you you go clean up dog dodo in your Streets!   And roast the dog for dinner if they persists!

kp posted:
Tola posted:

You nasty not good for race problem america & new zealand

You make people see Indian Guyana like dog dodo

You mama no teach you nice things as boy

Japan China ++

You not the Tola that we are familiar with on GNI, he would NEVER speak in such a rude manner. Unless the old Tola has gone Co Co.  Let me say this to you , nobody's Mama is your business,  keep that out of your conversations on GNI the real Tola knows better. It shows, you are a fake stop embarrassing yourself. Return the handle to the rightful owner.

kp, Tola does lend his handle out to a bunch of Oriental students who perhaps can't register for a handle of their own. This particular one from last night is a rude piece of shit.

ksazma posted:
kp posted:
Tola posted:

You nasty not good for race problem america & new zealand

You make people see Indian Guyana like dog dodo

You mama no teach you nice things as boy

Japan China ++

You not the Tola that we are familiar with on GNI, he would NEVER speak in such a rude manner. Unless the old Tola has gone Co Co.  Let me say this to you , nobody's Mama is your business,  keep that out of your conversations on GNI the real Tola knows better. It shows, you are a fake stop embarrassing yourself. Return the handle to the rightful owner.

kp, Tola does lend his handle out to a bunch of Oriental students who perhaps can't register for a handle of their own. This particular one from last night is a rude piece of shit.

It makes Tola a bigger Fool.

ksazma posted:
kp posted:
Tola posted:

You nasty not good for race problem america & new zealand

You make people see Indian Guyana like dog dodo

You mama no teach you nice things as boy

Japan China ++

You not the Tola that we are familiar with on GNI, he would NEVER speak in such a rude manner. Unless the old Tola has gone Co Co.  Let me say this to you , nobody's Mama is your business,  keep that out of your conversations on GNI the real Tola knows better. It shows, you are a fake stop embarrassing yourself. Return the handle to the rightful owner.

kp, Tola does lend his handle out to a bunch of Oriental students who perhaps can't register for a handle of their own. This particular one from last night is a rude piece of shit.

"rude" . . . but so true

they are so on the money . . . especially about the ignorant, A grade racists like you

kp posted:
ksazma posted:
kp posted:
Tola posted:

You nasty not good for race problem america & new zealand

You make people see Indian Guyana like dog dodo

You mama no teach you nice things as boy

Japan China ++

You not the Tola that we are familiar with on GNI, he would NEVER speak in such a rude manner. Unless the old Tola has gone Co Co.  Let me say this to you , nobody's Mama is your business,  keep that out of your conversations on GNI the real Tola knows better. It shows, you are a fake stop embarrassing yourself. Return the handle to the rightful owner.

kp, Tola does lend his handle out to a bunch of Oriental students who perhaps can't register for a handle of their own. This particular one from last night is a rude piece of shit.

It makes Tola a bigger Fool.

Tola just like helping other people out but it looks like he should just advise them to get their own handle.

You decide who rude and who fool, but Guyana News & Information & Guyana politics you bigger racist fool for fighting with Indian & Africa.

Will Indian win with Africa government ? Or peace better for Guyana poor people live peaceful.

You must bury racist feeling and find peace not politics richness. Racist feeling make war.

Tola posted:

You decide who rude and who fool, but Guyana News & Information & Guyana politics you bigger racist fool for fighting with Indian & Africa.

Will Indian win with Africa government ? Or peace better for Guyana poor people live peaceful.

You must bury racist feeling and find peace not politics richness. Racist feeling make war.

Don't you have enough bigotry and human rights abuse in your country to worry about? Why lose sleep on Guyana, half a planet away?

kp posted:
Tola posted:

Thanks you for historical information, we see Amazing Grace movie.

Last week man speak at university about free slaves and East Indian replace them on plantation. They must be happy for a new family life in Guyana.

Survey show this is nasty internet website, too many nasty thing.  More positive thing bring better life.

But you cause fight with slave and East Indian, not me. It shameful with student who read Guyana News and Information.

University paper write about  discussion website, also Guyana News and Information with racial hate.

Japan/China    

I never heard about those two people, Mr Japan and Mr China, hope is not Dan Japan.he dead a long time.

Prashad is an old goat so he remembered Dan Japan. The man could write good.

Tola posted:

Thanks you for historical information, we see Amazing Grace movie.

Last week man speak at university about free slaves and East Indian replace them on plantation. They must be happy for a new family life in Guyana.

Survey show this is nasty internet website, too many nasty thing.  More positive thing bring better life.

But you cause fight with slave and East Indian, not me. It shameful with student who read Guyana News and Information.

University paper write about  discussion website, also Guyana News and Information with racial hate.

Japan/China    

Looks like Tola loaned his handle to the foreign students.There is no doubt from the students observation of GNI, this site is indeed a Racist site.

Well the students can create their own profile on GNI, no need to use posters handle.

Django posted:
Tola posted:

Thanks you for historical information, we see Amazing Grace movie.

Last week man speak at university about free slaves and East Indian replace them on plantation. They must be happy for a new family life in Guyana.

Survey show this is nasty internet website, too many nasty thing.  More positive thing bring better life.

But you cause fight with slave and East Indian, not me. It shameful with student who read Guyana News and Information.

University paper write about  discussion website, also Guyana News and Information with racial hate.

Japan/China    

Looks like Tola loaned his handle to the foreign students.There is no doubt from the students observation of GNI, this site is indeed a Racist site.

Well the students can create their own profile on GNI, no need to use posters handle.

Maybe the Jap should go and address those WW2 war crimes which they fail to acknowledge.  

The Chinee Banna should go and address Tibet, Western China, the disenfranchisement of Indians in Hong Kong after the hand over.  On Guyana, the chinee man should go to Guyana and address why chinee business only hire Chinese and Indians and very few, if any, blacks!   How about chinee behavior in Africa and other places.

Chinese and Japanese have little legs to stand on lecturing others on basic human rights!  They can go to hell!

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