One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See slave trade
- ‘After a time on the boat with Haley, Tom has won the slave trader's trust and is permitted to walk around the boat unfettered.’
- ‘But local folklore said he was a slave trader, and his statue was almost the first thing to go in the riots.’
- ‘Other cities seem less coy about their unsavoury histories: in Bristol you can visit a Georgian slave trader's house, and in Liverpool be guided along its ‘slavery trail’.’
- ‘A millionaire plantation owner and slave trader, Forrest joined the Confederate army as a private in June 1861 and bulled his way up the ranks to general.’
- ‘As US courts have recognized, the torturer ‘like the pirate and slave trader before him,’ is ‘an enemy of all mankind.’’
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