- the business or process of procuring, transporting, and selling slaves, especially black Africans to the New World prior to the mid-19th century.
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It is the parent, the fosterer, the sole supporter of the slave-trade.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
This was in 1563, the date of England's first venture in the slave-trade.
The subject of his first successful speech in Parliament was the slave-trade.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
The making of rum aided and almost supported the slave-trade in this country.Home Life in Colonial Days
Alice Morse Earle
We will bide our time; but the Slave-trade shall not continue!Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party
Martin Robinson Delany
- the business of trading in slaves, esp the transportation of Black Africans to America from the 16th to 19th centuries