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The British, settling in Jamaica, soon turn the island into the major slave market of the West Indies   See in Google maps   
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The Dutch in South Africa purchase slaves to do domestic and agricultural work     
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Aphra Behn's novel Oroonoko makes an early protest against the inhumanity of the African slave trade        
Boston merchant Samuel Sewall publishes The Selling of Joseph, a very early anti-slavery tract        
John Peter Zenger, editor of the Weekly Journal, is acquitted of libelling the governor of New York on the grounds that what he published was true      
Quaker minister John Woolman publishes the first part of Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes, an essay denouncing slavery       
c. 1770
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The triangular trade, controlled from Liverpool, ships millions of Africans across the Atlantic as slaves       
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The Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade is founded in London, with a strong Quaker influence        
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A British ship lands a party of freed slaves as the first modern settlers in Sierra Leone, on the west coast of Africa       
The autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, a slave captured as a child in Africa, becomes a best-seller on both sides of the Atlantic