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Wed, 05.16.1792

Denmark abolishes slavery

On this date in 1792, Denmark abolished slavery.  Denmark was the first established sovereign European state to prohibit the slave trade (but not slavery: that belongs to Vermont, which abolished slavery in 1777).

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2,000 years of extraordinary achievement
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ISBN 0-8103-9490-1

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