Is gradual emancipation the same as manumission?

Is there some difference between them?

Hi @chipmunkthanos

I’m not an expert on these two terms, but from the way I understand it, manumission is when owners voluntary free their slaves, while emancipation involves government action.

Manumission was when the masters free their slaves, while gradual emancipation was a government-mandated phasing out of slavery all together. The similarity is not getting rid of slavery all together

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