The Suppression of the African Slave-trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870
Well-documented classic examines the South's plantation economy and its influence on the slave trade, the role of Northern merchants in financing the slave trade during the 19th century, and much more.
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Page 202 - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Page 189 - The importation of negroes of the African race, from any foreign country, other than the slaveholding States or Territories of the United States of America, is hereby forbidden, and Congress is required to pass such laws as shall effectually prevent the same.
Page 302 - Report of the Committee to which was referred so much of the President's Message as relates to the Slave Trade. February $th 1821 ; Read, and ordered to lie upon the Table.
Page 247 - Whereas the traffic in slaves is irreconcilable with the principles of humanity and justice, and whereas both His Majesty and the United States are desirous of continuing their efforts to promote its entire abolition, it is hereby agreed that both the contracting parties shall use their best endeavours to accomplish so desirable an object.
Page 221 - The importation of slaves into the colonies from the coast of Africa hath long been considered as a trade of great inhumanity, and under its present encouragement, we have too much reason to fear will endanger the very existence of your Majesty's American dominions.
Page 239 - States to any foreign place or country, approved March twenty-second, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine :" " An act in addition to the act, entitled an act to prohibit the carrying on the slave trade from the United States to any foreign place or country...
Page 304 - Society shall be called the American Society for colonizing the free people of color of the United States.
Page 239 - State from bringing with them such persons as are deemed slaves by the laws of any one of the United States...
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