Slavery Abolished

At long last, the Church’s greatest victory is set into motion. England outlaws the British Atlantic slave trade, and 800,000 slaves in British colonies are set free. Soon, other European counties follow suit including Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Portugal, and France. Finally, the United States goes to civil war over the issue. After those against slavery won, 3.9 million African American slaves are freed. (Ex. 21:16)

Emancipation Proclamation (1864), by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Public Domain.