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List of people on board captured ships


Table listing African and Creole Negroes , 1807-1823, who were on board ships which were captured for illegally trading after the Abolition Act was passed (a new law which meant the trading in slaves was no longer legal). The ships were condemned in the Court of Vice Admiralty at Tortolla, an island off Nevis in the Caribbean. From, Slave Trade Papers Relating to Captured Negroes , Tortola Schedule, 1825.

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: 1807-1823

Copyright: Copyright British Empire Commonwealth Mu

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