In 1846, Ahmed Bey gave Tunisia the first legal amendement announcing the complete abolition of slavery. A first in a world that was once still believing in slavery as profitable trade.
No need to remind you that the major cause of civil war in the US in 1861 was precisely because of slavery. It was not until December 18, 1865, that Abraham Lincoln took the step towards the abolition of slavery.
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Long before the United States, on January 23, 1846, the beylical seal was affixed to a document that will put an end to long centuries of institutionalized slavery in Tunisia. Because, remember, the practice of slavery there made its nest in the seventh century, during the Arab-Muslim conquest of North Africa.
Sources: Slavery Abolished in Tunisia
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