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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: As the legal and illegal importation of African slaves into Brazil and Cuba continued in the early 1860s, antislavery advocates pressed the Buchanan administration to end the participation of U.S.-based ships. They contrasted the U.S. government's passive stance on this to the British government which since the 1830s, had stationed a squadron of ships in Africa dedicated to stopping and seizing vessels carrying slaves. This vigorous effort has been estimated by one historian to have cut the importation of slaves into Brazil and Cuba (the only major places where it was still legal to import slaves from Africa) by 30 to 50 percent in the 1850s. But despite the risks, some U.S. shipowners continued to trade in slaves: the profits often outweighed the risks.


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"The Slave Trade - The Administration"

publisher   Greenfield Gazette and Courier
date   Oct 1, 1860
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   12.0"
width   2.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L02.114

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"Sacrifice of Life"

"The Slave Trade"

"The African Slave Trade"

"Negro Slavery in Massachusetts"

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