blackbirder


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blackbirder

(ˈblækˌbɜːdə)
n
a person or vessel involved in the capture and transportation of slaves
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When I was wrecked in the Solomons on the blackbirder, the Minota, it was Captain Kellar, master of the blackbirder, the Eugenie, who rescued me.
I was mate, then, on the Duchess, a whacking big one-hundred-and fifty-ton schooner, a blackbirder.
And how fared Captain Bateman of the blackbirder Nari?
In this volume, first published in 1954, the late Bulpin, an author, relates the experiences of Cecil Bernard "Bvekenya" (1886-1962) as a hunter, ivory poacher, blackbirder, outdoorsman, and conservationist.
The Blackbirder, by James Nelson (Corgi Paperback, pounds 5.
James is hunted for killing a white man, the captain of a slave ship, a Blackbirder.
The New York governor signed off on the request, which authorized fugitive-slave hunters known as blackbirders to capture Lee.
Then he stumbles across the deadly and dirty work of Blackbirders (slave catchers) - men who will stop at nothing to get their slaves back once again.
The fourth factor in the historical emergence of island and region-wide identities is the process of resistance to successive waves of outside forces: traders and blackbirders, the Christian missions, the colonial administration and, in post-colonial times, the central government.
Cannibal Cargoes: the story of the Australian blackbirders.