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slave trade

noun

  1. the business or process of capturing, transporting, and selling human beings into chattel slavery, especially Black Africans brought to the New World prior to the mid-19th century.


slave trade

noun

  1. the business of trading in slaves, esp the transportation of Black Africans to America from the 16th to 19th centuries


slave trade

  1. The transportation of slaves from Africa to North and South America between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Congress banned the importing of slaves into the United States in 1808.


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Derived Forms

  • ˈslave-ˌtrading, noun
  • ˈslave-ˌtrader, noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of slave trade1

First recorded in 1725–35
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Example Sentences

After Britain abolished the slave trade in 1807, traders sought out legal products.

It entered the global economy in the 1500s aboard ships engaged in the transatlantic slave trade.

The slave trade expanded to include intra-American trade, with a woman named Maria coming from Mexico City in 1609, and the Pacific slave trade with a person coming as far away as Japan.

Some years ago, I was researching the transatlantic slave trade and abolitionist movement and was looking at the attitudes that were prevalent amongst many abolitionists.

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It turns, out, however, that Gorée’s prominence in the slave trade may be overstated.

Enzo Cilenti as Yezzan: “Yezzan was an extremely wealthy slave trader before Daenerys Targaryen outlawed the slave trade.”

Plus, he crafted the Lyons-Seward Treaty, joining the U.S and Great Britain in suppressing the international slave trade.

Until Haiti, abolitionists focused on either gradual emancipation, or simply ending the slave trade, not slavery itself.

“The descendants of those collaborators [with the slave trade] are still with us,” said Soyinka.

There might be something about the “Dixie” flag as a symbol of the slave trade of human beings that could be a reason.

In Brazil, the slave-trade exists in full force; in Cuba, it is unmitigated in its extent and horrors.

In 1813, some disputes arose between the court of Rio and England on account of the slave trade.

In order to protect the slave trade benefits for England, the Governor vetoed this proposal.

She belongs to the African station, and came to Brazil about some prize business connected with the slave trade.

Yet, I am happy to say, the Bahia press has lately actually printed a pamphlet against the slave trade.

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