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Title page

Title page to reports


Title page to reports, Slave Trade Papers Relating to Captured Negroes , Tortola Schedule, 1825. The papers refer to enslaved Africans who were on board ships captured and condemned in the Court of Vice Admiralty at Tortolla, an island off Nevis in the Caribbean. The ships were captured because they were illegally trading after the Abolition Act was passed (a new law which meant that the trading in slaves was no longer legal).

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Date: 1825

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

Object ID:1996/24/1190

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