by Elise A. Guyette
Abolition of Slavery*
1761 – Portugal (on the mainland)
* Abolition did not mean that states/nations stopped participating in the slave trade where it was legal. In fact, New England companies were major actors in this trade.
Selected Anti-slavery Activities
1732 – The Bretheren, a German Evangelical Christian sect, calls for an end to slavery
* Enslaved people were daily protesting their status by resisting white demands, escaping, poisoning their masters, etc. This is one example.
Anti-Slavery Society/Société Antiesclavagiste
Guyette, E.A. (1995). “A short history of slavery in New England,” in Making a living: The work experiences of African Americans in New England, 1700-1945. Boston: Museum of Afro American History.
North American Black Historical Museum. Slavery in NEW FRANCE http://www.blackhistoricalmuseum.com/chronology.htm
Rossiter, E. (1993). “The abolition of slavery in the western hemisphere: Its consequences for Africa,” in OAH Magazine of History (Summer): 45-54.