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Louisiana Removes Slave Trade Restraints

Louisiana removes restraints on the interstate slave trade.

American Antislavery Society Organized

American Antislavery Society, led by William Lloyd Garrison, is organized in Philadelphia. For the next three decades, the Society campaigns that slavery is illegal under natural law, and sees the Constitution as a covenant with hell.

Britain Abolishes Slavery in Colonies

August 1 becomes another black American and abolitionist holiday when Britain abolishes slavery in its colonies.

Anti-abolition Riots

Anti-abolition riots break out in major cities across the Northeast.

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