The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870

The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870

by W. E. B. Du Bois

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W.E.B. Du Bois was an American historian and civil rights activist.Du Bois, along with Booker T. Washington, was one of the most influential African Americans in the early 20th century.Du Bois and Washington wanted many of the same things but through different means.Their contributions helped pave the way for Civil Rights Act of 1964 which was enacted just 1 year after Du Bois death.This edition of Du Bois The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870 includes a table of contents.

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ISBN-13: 9781632956484
Publisher: Charles River Editors
Publication date: 03/22/2018
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 100
Sales rank: 933,177
File size: 2 MB

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W.E.B. DuBois (1868-1963) was an African-American sociologist, civil rights activist, and author. He was one of the founding members of the NAACP, and he is well-known for believing on full civil rights and disagreeing with Booker T. Washington’s argument that blacks remain subservient. His most famous book, The Souls of Black Folk, defines the term "double-consciousness" and remains a cornerstone of African-American literature.

Table of Contents

Chapter I.Introductory
1.Plan of the Monograph1
2.The Rise of the English Slave-Trade1
Chapter II.The Planting Colonies
3.Character of these Colonies7
4.Restrictions in Georgia7
5.Restrictions in South Carolina9
6.Restrictions in North Carolina11
7.Restrictions in Virginia12
8.Restrictions in Maryland14
9.General Character of these Restrictions15
Chapter III.The Farming Colonies
10.Character of these Colonies16
11.The Dutch Slave-Trade17
12.Restrictions in New York18
13.Restrictions in Pennsylvania and Delaware20
14.Restrictions in New Jersey24
15.General Character of these Restrictions25
Chapter IV.The Trading Colonies
16.Character of these Colonies27
17.New England and the Slave-Trade27
18.Restrictions in New Hampshire29
19.Restrictions in Massachusetts30
20.Restrictions in Rhode Island33
21.Restrictions in Connecticut37
22.General Character of these Restrictions37
Chapter V.The Period of the Revolution, 1774-1787
23.The Situation in 177439
24.The Condition of the Slave-Trade40
25.The Slave-Trade and the "Association"41
26.The Action of the Colonies42
27.The Action of the Continental Congress44
28.Reception of the Slave-Trade Resolution45
29.Results of the Resolution47
30.The Slave-Trade and Public Opinion after the War48
31.The Action of the Confederation50
Chapter VI.The Federal Convention, 1787
32.The First Proposition53
33.The General Debate54
34.The Special Committee and the "Bargain"58
35.The Appeal to the Convention59
36.Settlement by the Convention61
37.Reception of the Clause by the Nation62
38.Attitude of the State Conventions65
39.Acceptance of the Policy68
Chapter VII.Toussaint L'Ouverture and Anti-Slavery Effort, 1787-1807
40.Influence of the Haytian Revolution70
41.Legislation of the Southern States71
42.Legislation of the Border States72
43.Legislation of the Eastern States73
44.First Debate in Congress, 178974
45.Second Debate in Congress, 179075
46.The Declaration of Powers, 179078
47.The Act of 179480
48.The Act of 180081
49.The Act of 180384
50.State of the Slave-Trade from 1789 to 180385
51.The South Carolina Repeal of 180386
52.The Louisiana Slave-Trade, 1803-180587
53.Last Attempts at Taxation, 1805-180691
54.Key-Note of the Period92
Chapter VIII.The Period of Attempted Suppression, 1807-1825
55.The Act of 180794
56.The First Question: How shall illegally imported Africans be disposed of?96
57.The Second Question: How shall Violations be punished?102
58.The Third Question: How shall the Interstate Coastwise Slave-Trade be protected?104
59.Legislative History of the Bill105
60.Enforcement of the Act108
61.Evidence of the Continuance of the Trade109
62.Apathy of the Federal Government112
63.Typical Cases117
64.The Supplementary Acts, 1818-1820118
65.Enforcement of the Supplementary Acts, 1818-1825123
Chapter IX.The International Status of the Slave-Trade, 1783-1862
66.The Rise of the Movement against the Slave-Trade, 1788-1807131
67.Concerted Action of the Powers, 1783-1814133
68.Action of the Powers from 1814 to 1820134
69.The Struggle for an International Right of Search, 1820-1840136
70.Negotiations of 1823-1825138
71.The Attitude of the United States and the State of the Slave-Trade141
72.The Quintuple Treaty, 1839-1842143
73.Final Concerted Measures, 1842-1862146
Chapter X.The Rise of the Cotton Kingdom, 1820-1850
74.The Economic Revolution151
75.The Attitude of the South154
76.The Attitude of the North and Congress155
77.Imperfect Application of the Laws158
78.Responsibility of the Government161
79.Activity of the Slave-Trade, 1820-1850162
Chapter XI.The Final Crisis, 1850-1870
80.The Movement against the Slave-Trade Laws168
81.Commercial Conventions of 1855-1856169
82.Commercial Conventions of 1857-1858170
83.Commercial Convention of 1859172
84.Public Opinion in the South173
85.The Question in Congress175
86.Southern Policy in 1860176
87.Increase of the Slave-Trade from 1850 to 1860178
88.Notorious Infractions of the Laws180
89.Apathy of the Federal Government183
90.Attitude of the Southern Confederacy188
91.Attitude of the United States191
Chapter XII.The Essentials in the Struggle
92.How the Question Arose194
93.The Moral Movement195
94.The Political Movement196
95.The Economic Movement197
96.The Lesson for Americans197
A.A Chronological Conspectus of Colonial and State Legislation restricting the African Slave-Trade, 1641-1787201
B.A Chronological Conspectus of State, National, and International Legislation, 1788-1871230
C.Typical Cases of Vessels engaged in the American Slave-Trade, 1619-1864289

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chipstuart More than 1 year ago
A most brilliant book, published in 1898, and highlighting extraordinary scholarship, not often seen today. Few works are written with such clean prose, driving home the lessons of history in stunning clarity and power. A must read. By analogy, the failure of our "founders" to address the question of slavery and its irrefutable immorality suggests a calamity far greater than the civil war when one contemplates the same fecklessness and dithering concerning the moral imperative of "global warming" and the same failure to act on political and economic excuses. Most instructive.