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The new republican government of France declares all slaves in French colonies to be free

France, 1857, zoomable map
04/27/1848
By order of the revolutionary government that had come to power after the abdication of King Louis Philippe in February, France declares all slaves in French colonies to be free. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
Junius P. Rodriguez, Chronology of World Slavery (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1999), 183.

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