US slave ship Creole is taken over by slaves

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Historical Context Note


An American slave ship, the Creole, is taken over by its slaves, who murder the crew and put into port in the British West Indies where slavery is not recognised, having been abolished in 1833. Britain ignores the American government's demands for their return.
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Citation:
Editors. "US slave ship Creole is taken over by slaves". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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