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SLAVE TRADE, criminal law. The infamous traffic in human flesh, which though not prohibited by the law of nations, is now forbidden by the laws and treaties of most civilized states.
     2. By the constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 9, it is provided, that the "migration or importation of such persons as any of the states now existing (in 1789,) shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the congress, prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight." Previously to that date several laws were enacted, which it is not within the plan of this work to cite at large or to analyze; they are here referred to, namely; act of 1794, c. 11, 1 Story's laws U. S. 319; act of 1800, c. 51, 1 Story's Laws U. S. 780 act of 1803, c. 63, 2 Story's Laws U. S 886; act of 1807, c. 77, 2 Story's Laws U. S. 1050; these several acts forbid citizens of the United States, under certain circumstances, to equip or build vessels for the purpose of carrying on the slave trade, and the last mentioned act makes it highly penal to import slaves into the United States after the first day of January, 1808. The act of 1818, c. 86, 3 Story's Laws U. S. 1698 the act of 1819, c. 224, 3 Story's Laws U. S. 1752; and the act of 1820, c. 113, 3 Story's Laws U. S. 1798, contain further prohibition of the slave trade, and punish tho violation of their several provisions with the highest penalties of the law. Vide, generally, 10 Wheat. R. 66; 2 Mason, R. 409; 1 Acton, 240; 1 Dodson, 81, 91, 95; 2 Dodson, 238; 6 Mass. R. 358; 2 Cranch, 336; 3 Dall. R. 297; 1 Wash. C. C. Rep. 522; 4 Id. 91; 3 Mason, R. 175; 9 Wheat. R. 391; 6 Cranch, 330; 5 Wheat. R. 338; 8 Id. 380; 10 Id. 312; 1 Kent, Com. 191.

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Second, the most important slave traders to Cuba operated in the era of an international effort for the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.
And in any case the involvement of some Africans in the slave trade is not only an internal African matter, it also does not exonerate the foreign slave traders from blame, to the extent of excusing them from paying reparations.
Or coastal slave traders and the international slave traders?
The slave traders lost their biggest justification for the "toleration" of slavery in the national interest and now the "gradual" abolition of slavery appeared more immediate on the horizon.
That he is willing to raise issues such as the rape of male captives by slave traders and to point out that liberation from slavery and liberation from heteronormativity do not go hand in hand (320-21) are welcome instances of forthrightness often lacking in nineteenth-century French literary criticism.
PRINCETON - James DeWolf Perry V remembers his father talking about James DeWolf, his great-great-great-great grandfather, as "having been a slave trader, among his many other businesses.
LIVERPOOL'S famous Penny Lane-immortalised by The Beatles' song - is probably named after notorious slave trader James Penny.
Birmingham is on the list of cities with a major involvement in the slave trade as British slave traders exchanged guns for black slaves in West Africa and the vast majority of those guns were made in Birmingham and the Black Country.
The 25-year-old singer almost lost it on location in Jamaica when she was shown barbaric instruments used by the slave traders.
Turner's painting The Slave Ship, courted controversy with its portrayal of slave traders.
LIVERPOOL'S civic dignitaries have got themselves into a right state over renaming streets called after slave traders.
The President of Benin has also apologised for his country's role in selling Africans to the slave traders.