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Slavery Timeline 1701-1800

A Chronology of Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation


 

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This page will, over time, develop into a detailed timeline of the main historical, literary, and cultural events connected with British slavery, abolition, and emancipation between 1701 and 1800. It also includes references to the most significant events taking place outside of the British zone of influence. In the eighteenth century, an informal British Empire was established in competition with the other major European powers and Britain became the foremost slave-trading nation. By the end of the century, however, doubts about slavery at home and the loss of the North American colonies had significantly altered both Britain's imperial and her slave-trading roles. Click on a date in the list below, or scroll down the page, for information. Links are given to pages on this website only. For my sources and for further reading, look at the page Further Reading: Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation.

1400-1500 | 1501-1600 | 1601-1700 | 1701 | 1725 | 1750 | 1775 | 1800 | 1801-1900 | 1901-2003

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1750

1755

1775

1780

  • 14 December 1780: Ignatius Sancho dies at his home and shop in Charles Street, Westminster

1782

  • August 1782. Publication of The Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African

1789

  • 24 March 1789: Publication of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African.
  • 12 May 1789: William Wilberforce delivers first major abolition speech before the House of Commons.

1797

1800

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* This page last updated 9 April 2003 *

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