slave ship

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slave ship a ship used to transport slaves from their homes to places of bondage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st 20 African slaves were brought to the US, to the colony of Virginia in 1619, by a Dutch ship.
    • Slave ship a vessel employed in the slave trade or used for transporting slaves; a slaver.
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Usage

In literature:

My heart sank within me, and my hopes of escaping from the vile slave ship vanished.
"The African Trader" by W. H. G. Kingston
Before we left the ship, we found that the crew were preparing her for the reception of slaves.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
In the little back-room of this shop sat the slave-dealer Yoosoof, in company with the captain of an English ship which lay in the harbour.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
When galleys went out of fashion, and "round ships" took their place, it may be supposed that the captivity of Christian slaves diminished.
"The Story of the Barbary Corsairs" by Stanley Lane-Poole
The Mayflower was afterwards used as a slave ship, but our disciples of birth do not want to know about this.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
He is one of the solid citizens of Massachusetts; a slave trader whose ship has been confiscated.
"A Man of the People" by Thomas Dixon
It might be compared to the horrors of a slave ship.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
In slave-ships, stowing the poor wretches so closely locked together, that it is difficult to move without treading upon them.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He was brought to Georgia in a slave-ship when he was about twenty years old, and remained upon one of the sea-islands for several years.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
One day he told his family that he was going to seek his fortune and, bidding them farewell, embarked on a slave ship.
"The Corsair King" by Mór Jókai
Here, I've got it at last: you're one of the Navy ships on the station to put down the slave-trade.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
Encouraged to spend more than they owned, a jail or the slave-ship became the only alternatives.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
This isn't a slave-ship.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
This ship is radium propelled, and the men and women are the slaves who work in the radium mines.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
The refuse was shipped to the West India Islands for sale to the negro slaves and laborers.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
Silas Gilcrest, Hiram's father, had bought Dilsey from a Massachusetts slave-ship when she was a child of twelve years.
"Crestlands" by Mary Addams Bayne
By sea there were no opportunities, except slave ships.
"Wanderings in South America" by Charles Waterton
Her ships are in every port, she has slaves by the hundred, and she drinks from cups of gold.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
It is certain that they soon began to capture American ships and sell their sailors for slaves.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
In old times many of these ships were used in carrying negroes to be sold as slaves.
"The Story of Our Country"
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In poetry:

There the black Slave-ship swims,
Freighted with human forms,
Whose fettered, fleshless limbs
Are not the sport of storms.
"The Witnesses" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When Winter held me in his grip,
You seized and sent me o'er the wave,
Ungrateful! in a prison-ship;
But I forgive, not long a slave,
For, soon as summer south-winds blew,
Homeward I fled, disguised as dew.
"Ode Written For The Celebration Of The Cochituate Water Into The City Of Boston" by James Russell Lowell
But, scorn for yon Admiral, bitter old Salt,
Who swears "he'll make hell of his ship!"
Who flogs honest Jack for the hint of a fault,
And brands the ship's company "Slaves"— to exalt
The pride of his heart and his lip.
"A Dozen Ballads About White Slavery. IX. Our National Defenders" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Next we pass slave ships. Flags of all nations,
our fathers below deck too deep, I suppose,
to hear us shouting. So we stop shouting. Who knows
who his grandfather is, much less his name?
Tomorrow our landfall will be the Barbados.
"The Schooner 'Flight'" by Derek Walcott

In news:

Cape Verde subsequently became a trading center for African slaves and later an important coaling and resupply stop for whaling and transatlantic shipping.
Between 1502 and 1853, an estimated 12 million Africans were taken from their homes and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to work as slaves in the Americas.
The Untold Story of the Whydah From Slave Ship to Pirate Ship .
Wilberforce sees for himself the belly of a slave ship.
The Untold Story of the Whydah From Slave Ship to Pirate Ship.
His battle took place nearly 250 years ago, on a slave ship bound for Cape Town, South Africa.
A free man named Massavana… enslaved through deception… and determined to return to his home any way he can, seizes a notorious Dutch slave ship .
See archival images, stills from reenactments, and images of individuals featured in Slave Ship Mutiny.
Go behind the scenes and see the making of Secrets of the Dead: Slave Ship Mutiny.
Through a meticulous process of elimination, the archaeological team was able to rule out all of the ships except the Spanish slave ship Trouvadore, wrecked in the Caribbean 167 years ago.
In 1788 a slave-ship set sail from West Africa, its berth laden with a profitable but fragile cargo: hundreds of men, women and children bound in chains and headed for American shores.
Their European immigrant ancestors blazed unconventional trails in America, from capturing British ships for the American Revolution to crossing racial barriers in slave-era Louisiana.
A free man named Massavana… enslaved through deception… and determined to return to his home any way he can, seizes a notorious Dutch slave ship.
See archival images, stills from reenactments, and images of individuals featured in Slave Ship Mutiny .
Go behind the scenes and see the making of Secrets of the Dead: Slave Ship Mutiny .
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