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Compensation table for Caribbean islands

Compensation table for Caribbean islands


Intercolonial Appointment. A table showing the number, value and average compensation for all the Caribbean islands.

The Abolition, or end, of slavery happened in 1834.
The slave owners and their supporters accepted the loss of their property (slaves) in return for compensation (money) from the government. £20 million was paid to slave owners by the British government, as compensation for this loss. Slave owners in Bristol received over £500,000 (worth about £25 million today); a vast sum at that time.

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Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

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