Emancipation of 1833(UK)

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  • The Emancipation of 1833 refers to the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, an act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that abolished slavery in most British colonies.
  • This historic act “freed” more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean, South Africa, and a small number in Canada. It received Royal Assent on August 28, 1833, and took effect on August 1, 1834. The act was a significant milestone in the fight against the transatlantic slave trade and slavery within the British Empire.
  • Christophe, Marie-Louise, the wife of King Henry Christophe, applied for and was awarded indemnity for her two enslaved in Dominica. As a result of this Act. she was awarded 38 pounds, 11 shillings, and five denarius (pennies).
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