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Wed, 07.01.1863

Slavery Abolished in Suriname, and the Dutch Antilles

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*On this date in 1863, slavery was abolished in Suriname and the Dutch Antilles. This ended around 200 years of slavery in these former Dutch colonies.

To mark the 150th anniversary of Dutch abolition in 2013, various activities were organized, including exhibitions in the National Library of the Netherlands, the History Museum of The Hague, and the University of Amsterdam. To coincide with these commemorations and provide background information, the Library, Documentation, and Information Department of the African Studies Centre Leiden has compiled the present web dossier on Dutch involvement in the slave trade.

It contains titles published in the past ten years, all of which are available in the ASC Library. Each title links directly to the corresponding record in the library’s online catalog, which provides further bibliographic details and abstracts, loan information, and links to the full text if available. The dossier concludes with links to some relevant websites.

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