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Slavery and the Making of AmericaDramatic re-enactment of slaves being transported on a boat
Time and Place Slave Memories Resources The Slave Experience

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Slivers of Hope
1731
The Spanish reverse a 1730 decision and declare that slaves fleeing to Florida from Carolina will not be sold or returned.

1732
Slaves aboard the ship of New Hampshire Captain John Major kill both captain and crew, seizing the vessel and its cargo.

1733
Quaker Elihu Coleman's A TESTIMONY AGAINST THAT ANTI-CHRISTIAN PRACTICE OF MAKING SLAVES OF MEN is published.

1735
Following English law, Georgia prohibits the importation and use of black slaves.

1735
Georgia petitions Britain for the legalization of slavery.

1735
Louis XV, King of France, declares that when an enslaved woman gives birth to the child of a free man, neither mother nor child can be sold. Further, after a certain time, mother and child will be freed.

1738
Georgia's trustees permit the importation of black slaves.

1738
Spanish Florida promises freedom and land to runaway slaves.

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