Slave-trader

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Slave-trader a trader in slaves
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. esclave—Mid. High Ger. slave (Ger. sclave), from Slav, above.

Usage

In literature:

As a slave-trader and slave-holder England was perhaps even worse than the United States.
"The Colored Regulars in the United States Army" by T. G. Steward
The trader was surprised at the request, and ventured to ask why he wanted a Trojan slave.
"Greek and Roman Ghost Stories" by Lacy Collison-Morley
Baker Pasha scattered the slave-traders on all sides, and, for the time being, effectually broke up their power.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
At Little Slave Lake he picked up Jim Cromwell, a free-trader, who engaged to guide the mining man into the wonderland he had described.
"The Last Spike" by Cy Warman
Nothing whatever either then or later was done to the slave-traders themselves.
"The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America" by W. E. B. Du Bois
He is himself the greatest living slave trader as well as owner.
"Letters from Egypt" by Lucie Duff Gordon
Our boys can be traders and slave buyers.
"Time Crime" by H. Beam Piper
Traders bound for Slave Lake followed behind.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
Once a slave trader came by the place and offered to buy Ma.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I shouldn't wonder, now, if that chap was a slave-trader.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In news:

Obama campaign wants you to 'run from the slave trader.
The plan called for traders to purchase, capture or barter for the slaves , imprison them in the castles and finally transfer them to waiting ships as the ships arrive to begin the slaves ' last ride along the infamous Middle Passage.
Visitors come face-to-face with a slave trader, who tel.
Visitors come face-to-face with a slave trader, who tells them to keep their heads and eyes down, during Follow the North Star at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park.
Henry Laurens, a merchant slave trader and one of the wealthiest men in all of the American colonies, distinguished between slaves based on skills they learned in their native lands.
In recent history, the major slave traders and slave owners have been Arabs, who enslaved Europeans, black Africans and Asians.
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