Time Magazine: Man of the Millennium

Brett Evill b.evill at spamblocker.tyndale.apana.org.au
Sun Sep 27 21:31:02 EST 1998


In article <6uem23$9nk at panix.com>, davidc at panix.com (David B. Chorlian) wrote:

>If we consider serfdom the European equivalent of slavery, it
>was pretty much eliminated in Western Europe in all its forms
>by 1815, courtesy of the French Revolution and Napoleon.  It
>persisted in Russia until the 1860's and, in some ways, past
>then.  The French eliminated slavery in the colonies as a result
>of the revolution, and the British by 1850.

Earlier. I haven't checked the exact date, but I am sure that the British
were suppressing slavery even in international waters by 1824 (with the
concurrence of an international convention to which the French and
Spanish, at least, were parties).

-- 
Brett Evill

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