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Slavery and anti-slavery in Britain

This article charts the origins of the slave trade in Britain, and the subsequent struggle for its abolition

An 1824 engraving shows slaves being auctioned in the West Indies

Slavery as an institution was well-established in the transatlantic world long before Britain began its involvement — by the mid-sixteenth century, both Portugal and Spain had an extensive slave trade. England founded colonies in the West Indies and North America from the seventeenth century onwards.

AQA 1F Industrialisation and the people: Britain, 1783–1885

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