American Slavers and the Federal Law, 1837-1862

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University of California Press, 1963 - Slave trade - 336 pages
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Contents

The Illegal Slave Trade
1
Pirates and the Government
28
How To Catch a Slaver
70
How To Recognize a Slaver
85
Confusion on the Bench
92
Burned Fingers
102
Unsung Hero
111
Men with Clay Feet
124
Pirates Who Were Not Hanged
192
Retrospect
206
A Vessels Arrested by American Officers for Violation
213
B Criminal Prosecutions under the SlaveTrade Acts 1837
224
Profits in the Cuban Slave Trade 18571861
236
G Some American Slavers in the Brazilian Trade 1840
243
K Size of the African Slave Trade 18571860
255
Baltimorebuilt Slavers of the 1840s and the 1850s
261

The Elusive Smuggled Slave
142
Lasala Morris and Judge Betts
155
The Vanishing Slavers
170
Everything I Did Was Lawful
180
Bibliography
315
Index
327
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