24 March 2007

Abolition of the slave trade

It's 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire.

Let's, however, make some points:
  • Slavery still continued in the British Empire for another 26 years.
  • Slavery lasted for another 56 years in the US.
  • Slavery still goes on today.

So let's not get too excited about this anniversary.

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