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Congress Prohibits Slave Trade Between US and Foreign Countries

Congress prohibits slave trade between the U.S. and foreign countries.

Paris Convention Declares Slavery of Negroes Abolished

In Paris, ‘La Convention Nationale déclare que l’Esclavage des Negres dans toutes les Colonies est aboli’ (‘The National Convention declares that the slavery of the Negroes is abolished in all the colonies’).

Carl Bernhard Wadstrom Publishes Essay on Colonization

Carl Bernhard Wadström publishes the first volume of his Essay on Colonization, particularly applied to the Western Coast of Africa, with some Free Thoughts on Cultivation and Commerce which strongly criticized the slave trade but also advocated European colonization of Africa.

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