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Almanack

On-line version ISSN 2236-4633

Abstract

RE, Henrique Antonio. SLAVE LABOR IN ENGLISH MINING COMPANIES IN MINAS GERAIS: A CHALLENGING SITUATION FOR BRITISH ANTI-SLAVERY, 1840-1883. Almanack [online]. 2020, n.25, ea00119.  Epub July 24, 2020. ISSN 2236-4633.  https://doi.org/10.1590/2236-463325ea00119.

For more than forty years, the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (BFASS) has fought against the use of slave labor by the British mining companies operating in Minas Gerais and has endeavored to create legal mechanisms in Britain to punish offenders. The results were not always promising and these companies only effectively stopped using slave labor when Brazilian law prevented them from doing so. However, following the episodes shows that the British state was the main responsible for the failure of the abolitionists and that, despite the failures of the British abolitionists, their efforts helped spread the anti-slavery sentiment in Brazilian society.

Keywords : Slavery; mining; antislavery.

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