Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

8/11/2007

Simon Schama examines British, American differences in abolishing slave trade

This year marked a noteworthy bicentenary: The transatlantic slave trade was abolished first with an act of Congress on March 2, 1807, followed with a British act of Parliament on March 25.

In England, the anniversary was remembered with saturation media coverage, academic conferences, a proliferation of websites and splashy celebrations, some of them government sponsored. for more click here

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