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slave trade

the business or process of procuring, transporting, and selling slaves, especially black Africans to the New World prior to the mid-19th century.
Origin of slave trade
1725-35 Unabridged
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slave trade

the business of trading in slaves, esp the transportation of Black Africans to America from the 16th to 19th centuries
Derived Forms
slave-trader, noun
slave-trading, noun
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slave trade in Culture

slave trade definition

The transportation of slaves from Africa to North and South America between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Congress banned the importing of slaves into the United States in 1808.

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