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slave trade

n.
Traffic in slaves.

slave trade

n
(Historical Terms) the business of trading in slaves, esp the transportation of Black Africans to America from the 16th to 19th centuries
ˈslave-ˌtrader n
ˈslave-ˌtrading n

slave′ trade`


n.
the business of procuring, transporting, and selling slaves, esp. the bringing of black Africans to America.
[1725–35]
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Noun1.slave trade - traffic in slavesslave trade - traffic in slaves; especially in Black Africans transported to America in the 16th to 19th centuries
traffic - buying and selling; especially illicit trade
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slave trade

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References in classic literature ?
If a slave was convicted of any high misdemeanor, became unmanageable, or evinced a determination to run away, he was brought immedi- ately here, severely whipped, put on board the sloop, carried to Baltimore, and sold to Austin Woolfolk, or some other slave-trader, as a warning to the slaves remaining.
It comes as challenges to memorials of figures such as imperialist Cecil Rhodes and slave-trader Edward Colston, and the absence of representations of women and ethnic minorities in English cities puts the subject under the spotlight.
Jefferson and Jackson, both Democrats, owned hundreds of slaves, while Old Hickory had also been a slave-trader.
Wagner, tells about how the murder of shipmaster and slave-trader, Captain Joseph White of Salem, in 1830, and the subsequent court proceedings influenced Hawthorne and Poe in several of their writings.