Traffic in White Slaves

From the Caraccas Gazette,  “The depravity of slave-traders is every day causing greater horrors. It is now two years since they have been committing a new sort of crime.  They seduced young women at New York, to whom they hold out the most brilliant prospects in order to induce them to embark for Havanna, when they are taken to the coast of Africa, and there sold to the chief who will give the greatest number of slaves for them.  One alone has been known to sell for a full cargo….”  (Liberator, September 24, 1841, pg. 4)

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