The Abolition of Slavery in Tunisia 1841-1846

Documentary heritage submitted by Tunisia and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2017.

The archival collection "The abolition of slavery in Tunisia 1841-1846" comprises the decree of Ahmed Pasha Bey (1837-1855) promulgated in January 1846 and which abolishes slavery. It also includes circulars, correspondences, deeds and tax records kept in the national Archives of Tunisia. These documents dating from the end of the first half of the 19th century used to highlight several steps that led to the formal abolition of slavery, from the closure of slave markets, the elimination of taxes collected by the state as such, the liberation of children born in slave families and of all slaves entering Tunisia for during it definitive abolition.

  • Year of submission: 2016
  • Year of inscription: 2017
  • Country: Tunisia
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