Slavery in Britain

I was wondering about the history of slavery in the British Empire, since this seems to be the root of American slavery. Britain declared slavery illegal in 1773, just three years before the American colonies started their rebellion. Somehow I was never taught about this in school. The story is more complicated, with a history going back centuries. A good, short read in wiki on the subject.

Slavery in Britain

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