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Slavery Ends

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On August 1, 1834, Great Britain’s Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 took force, freeing slaves throughout the British empire.

Technically, it freed slaves under the age of six. On the August 1 date in 1838 and 1840, the rest of the empire’s slaves were freed, practically speaking.

August 1 births include Francis Scott Key (1779), composer of the poem “The Star-Spangled Banner”; American authors Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815) and Herman Melville (1819); and Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (1972), historian and popularizer of Austrian economics (pictured at right), podcaster of the Tom Woods Show.

By: Redactor

1 Comment

  1. Brian Richard Allen says:

    …. Great Britain’s Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 took force, freeing slaves throughout the British Empire ….

    Except for those for whom it did not.

    My last (white, Gael/Celt) former British slave family member died during the late 1930s, in Australia. Having been “transported” there, for life of servitude, as a “felon,” for a made-up B/S “crime.”

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