Blind Justice: The United States's Failure to Curb the Illegal Slave Trade

@article{Sparks2017BlindJT,
  title={Blind Justice: The United States's Failure to Curb the Illegal Slave Trade},
  author={R. Sparks},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  year={2017},
  volume={35},
  pages={53 - 79}
}
  • R. Sparks
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Law and History Review
On March 2, 1807, President Thomas Jefferson signed a bill outlawing the African slave trade. Opponents of the traffic rejoiced that the bill was passed at almost the same time as a similar anti-slave-trade bill in Britain. As one Philadelphia newspaper put it, “Thus, will terminate, on the same day, in two countries of the civilized world, a traffic which has hitherto stained the history of all countries who made it a practice to deal in the barter of human flesh.” Efforts to end the African… Expand
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