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noun

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.

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Origin of slave trade

First recorded in 1725–35

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British Dictionary definitions for slave trade

slave trade

noun

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

Derived forms of slave trade

slave-trader, nounslave-trading, noun
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Cultural definitions for slave trade

slave trade

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.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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