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  • Last American Slave Ship Found in Alabama

    The search for this ship has been going on for years-and she was finally found in a river in Alabama.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/la...cid=spartandhp
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

  • #2
    Although possibly not the last American Slave ship. African slaves were still being run to Cuba until the 1870s and some American ships are believed to have illegally participated - the profits were very high
    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
    Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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    • #3
      Perhaps, even though the slave trade had been outlawed by both Great Britain and the United States in 1807-1808.
      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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      • #4
        Jean Lafitte participated in the trade. His partners would sit off Havana and take the Slavers. They would then sail to one of the many small rivers on the Louisiana Gulf Coast to offload them. They would be marched into the woods and "abandoned". A friend of Jean would discover the Slaves and take them to the local sheriff. The sheriff would then sell them at auction and split the sale with the "finder". Lafitte got a kickback.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Massena View Post
          Perhaps, even though the slave trade had been outlawed by both Great Britain and the United States in 1807-1808.
          That's why the ships got abandoned by scuttling. After doing trips it became all too obvious what the ship had been used for and the slavers couldn't go to a regular shipyard for overhaul and repairs so when they became unseaworthy they were disposed of. When doing research for one of his historical novels the writer E L Doctorow came across evidence of this practice and also that some New Yorker companies were running slaves to Cuba where it was still semi legal after the end of the Civil War
          Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
          Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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          • #6
            And those that were still seaworthy were used to bring people like the Irish to America, without removing the slaving hardware or altering the vessel at all.
            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
              And those that were still seaworthy were used to bring people like the Irish to America, without removing the slaving hardware or altering the vessel at all.
              Nope unless you can provide evidence that is total balderdash. Almost all Irish went via Liverpool and ships from there were subject to Board of Trade inspection. Accommodation was basic but far from slave class.
              Last edited by MarkV; 27 May 19, 13:32.
              Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
              Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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              • #8
                Agree. This is just more rubbish from those who have little or no knowledge of history.
                We are not now that strength which in old days
                Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                  And those that were still seaworthy were used to bring people like the Irish to America, without removing the slaving hardware or altering the vessel at all.
                  Actually, the worn out 'hogged' ships were often used to haul horse and hog rotted manure to the sea island long staple cotton plantations.
                  Hog manure traded at a premiun, being high in phosphorus
                  The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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