Disraeli overrules a ruling requiring fugitive slaves to be restored (27 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

After popular outcries against an Admiralty ruling that requires fugitive slaves within British territorial waters to be returned to their masters, Prime Minister Disraeli overrules the Admiralty.

Citation:
Editors. "Disraeli overrules a ruling requiring fugitive slaves to be restored". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18693, accessed 09 December 2016.]