End of emancipation


October 7, 1886


End of emancipation

What occurred

Starting in 1880, the Spanish Cortes de Generales, located in the Palacio de las Cortes, passed a law that gradually emancipated slaves. On October 7, 1886, slavery was officially declared abolished. Many whites, across the world, feared that slavery could not end peacefully, however this process disproved that assumption. Following abolition, many former slaves were still economically dependent on their former owners, to whom they owed compensation toward. Emancipation did not bring equality (95).

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Alex Appel


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