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Cornwallis Surrenders

British general Lord Cornwallis surrendered to Americans at Yorktown.

Revolutionary War Ends

British forces surrender to American forces at Yorktown, Virginia, effectively ending the American Revolutionary War.

Articles of Capitulation

The Articles of Capitulation detailed the surrender, treatment and release of British forces.

Articles of Confederation

The Articles of Confederation united the thirteen colonies.

Collingwood Murders 132 Enslaved People

Luke Collingwood, the master of the slave ship Zong, which was running short of water and provisions, murders 132 enslaved people by throwing them alive into the sea. Collingwood believes that the massacre will allow him to claim their value on the ship’s insurance.

Massachusetts Slaves Sue Master For Freedom

Mum Bett and another Massachusetts slave successfully sue their master for freedom.

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