Category Archives: Slavery

French Passport for Immigrating Africans – How to ‘get around’ Slavery Laws – 1860s

Slavery was outlawed by England in 1834, and France in 1848.  The Emancipation proclamation in the U.S. was signed into law in 1865. However, in order to procure raw manpower needed by plantations in the West Indies , French interest … Continue reading

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Abolishing Slave Trade by Enhancing Ivory Trade, 19th Century

Explorers and others who were concerned about the slave trade in the 19th Century thought that regularizing the trade in elephant ivory could help to curb the slave trade. By engaging locals and traders in ivory trade, the profits would … Continue reading

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