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The Cost of Repression

Statement showing the expenditure of the appropriation for the prohibition of the slave trade during the year 1826, and an estimate for 1827. (published 1827)

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

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The Cost of Repression

The African Squadron suffered from little funding, southern opposition, and lack of real commitment from the Navy Department. In addition, Congressís support was lukewarm, and the commanders and crew of the Squadron were often indifferent to their mission or sympathetic to the slavers.

  1. View All Images
  2. Introduction
  3. The Slave Trade and the Revolution
  4. The Slave Trade and the Constitution
  5. Regulating the Trade
  6. The Act of 1807
  7. The Act of 1818
  8. The Act of 1819
  9. The Act of 1820
  10. Bibliography

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