Dutch Involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Abolition
On 1 July 1863, slavery was abolished in the former Dutch colonies of Suriname and the Dutch Antilles ending a period of around two-hundred years of slavery in those colonies. In 2013, various activities and exhibitions were organized to mark the Dutch abolition of slavery.
In order to coincide with these commemorations and provide some useful background information, the National Library of the Netherlands and Documentation and Information Department of the African Studies Centre (ASC) Leiden compiled a web dossier on Dutch involvement in the slave trade. The dossier contains titles published in the past ten years, all of which are available in the ASC Library. Each title links directly to the corresponding record in the library’s online catalogue, which provides further bibliographic details and abstracts, loan information, and links to full text if available. The dossier concludes with links to a number of relevant web sites.