Disraeli overrules a ruling requiring fugitive slaves to be restored

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Historical Context Note

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.
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Editors. "Disraeli overrules a ruling requiring fugitive slaves to be restored". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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