Did you know that August 1st is celebrated as Emancipation Day?
August 1st is celebrated in most former British colonies in the Caribbean and North America in observance of the emancipation of slaves in 1834. Here in Belize it was until 1838 for emancipation to occur.
Some books on slavery at the National Heritage Library
- A history of slavery and emancipation in Belize
- Slavery in Belize - N.Bolland
- Struggles for freedom
- Colonialism and resistance in Belize
- Becoming Belize: a history of an outpost of empire searching for identity, 1528-1823.
- Correspondence: Relative to Slaves at Honduras 1820-1823. See images below:
Books by Belizeans or about Belize (A-E)
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