An Exposition of the African Slave Trade from the Year 1840 to 1850, Inclusive

An Exposition of the African Slave Trade from the Year 1840 to 1850, Inclusive

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...from eye witnesses, that it is not an unusual thing, when food is scarce, and circumstances conspire to prevent the slaves kept in barracoons on the coast, from being speedily disposed of, for those who claim them to sacrifice their lives, either by starvation, or by deliberately knocking them in the head; and it may be said to be a common practice to take the lives of those, who from disease or other causes, have been rejected by the Slave dealer. We have seen in the Report from the Consul at Rio de Janeiro, how well known, was the continued participation of citizens of the United States in the Slave trade, and how completely it is identified with the use of vessels claiming the national character and protection, and manned and commanded by American citizens. From all parts where the African Slave trade comes under observation, the same testimony is borne, and the ahTiost entire impunity with which their part of the trade is pursued, notwithstanding it is in direct contravention of the laws of our country, renders these unprincipled men perfectly regardless of the slight efforts made to restrain them, and the professed wish to destroy a traffic, that is denounced as a disgrace to our national flag. The Commissioners at Sierra Leone speak of the constant employment of American vessels, and the Commissioners at the Cape of Good Hope, after alluding to the absence of all power to prevent it, say, that unless means are taken to put a stop to their proceedings, " the Slave dealers will most assuredly avail themselves of the flag of the United States, to convey to the scenes of their operations, equipments, and the means of purchasing, and ultimately conveying off their human cargoes, and will thus complete one important part of their nefarious...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236670833
  • 9781236670830