The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society - timeline

The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society

1838 Founding of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society

1840 World Anti-Slavery Convention in London

Parliament debates sugar duties and the West Africa Squadron

1853 and 1856 Harriet Beecher-Stowe tours Britain after publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin

1859 death of Joseph Sturge

1861-5 American Civil War

1866 Morant Bay Rebellion and the attempted prosecution of Governor Eyre

1866-71 Livingstone's Nile expedition

1873 Henry Bartle Frere's mission to Zanzibar

1879 Charles Harris Allen becomes secretary

1885 Gordon killed in the Sudan

1884-5 Berlin Conference

1889 Brussels 'anti-slavery' conference

1900 Boer War

1905 the Anti-Slavery Society takes up the case of forced labour in the Congo

1913 the Society supports the Natives' Land Act in South Africa

1919 The Society helps draft the policy on the Mandated Territories for the League of Nations

1920 The Society takes up the case of 'forced labour' in Kenya

1934 The Society lends support to Italy's mission in Abyssinia

1950 The Anti-Slavery Society advises the United Nations on its anti-salvery convention

 

 

 

James Heartfield

Hardback • Hurst • Oxford UP
May 2016 £45.00 •$65.00
9781849046336 486pp


The modern-day successor to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society,
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Contents

The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society

Key figures in the Society

Contributors to the BFASS

The Aborigines' Protection Society

British Workers and the US Civil War

The Legacies of Slavery project at University College London

London, Sugar and Slavery at the Docklands Museum

International Museum of Slavery in Liverpool

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