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abolition

History
1. (in British territories) the ending of the slave trade (1807) or the ending of slavery (1833): accomplished after a long campaign led by William Wilberforce
2. (in the US) the emancipation of the slaves, accomplished by the Emancipation Proclamation issued in 1863 and ratified in 1865
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This crime benefited the slave owners, slave traders and rent-seeking institutions which strongly opposed its abolition.
The abolition of the slave trade came with tremendous challenges: fostering political emancipation, effecting cultural renaissance and bridging Africa's widening economic and scientific gaps with the rest of the world.
This historical victory was just the first step in the process of drawing a line between abolition and effective freedom, between slavery and a post-slavery world.