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n.1.The act or business of stealing or kidnaping human beings, especially with a view to e slave them.
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Michelle Embree's Manstealing for Fat Girls (Soft Skull), Michelle Tea's Rose of No Man's Land (McAdam/Cage) and Amy Bryant's Polly (Harper Perennial) are three more examples of revolutionary teen girl fiction.
At that time, there were thirteen capital crimes: "idolatry, witchcraft, blasphemy, murder, assault in sudden anger, sodomy, buggery, adultery, statutory rape, rape, manstealing, perjury in a capital trial, and rebellion.
27, 1850, at 1; The Manstealing Law, EMANCIPATOR & REPUBLICAN, Oct.