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The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the

W. E. B. Du Bois

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Constitution, the ever-alert Rutledge, perceiving that the results of the laboriously66 settled "bargain" might be endangered, declared that he "never could agree to give a power by which the articles relating to slaves might be altered by the states not interested in that property."22 As a result, the clause finally adopted, September 15, had the proviso: "Provided, that no amendment which may be made prior to the year 1808 shall in any manner affect the 1st and 4th clauses in the 9th section of the 1st article."23

36. Settlement by the Convention. Thus, the slave-trade article of the Constitution stood finally as follows:—

"Article I. Section 9. The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person."Read More

Community Reviews

Use this more as a resource rather than reading it straight through. This book is Du Bois's thesis, and contains many details about American policy regarding slavery and the African slave trade. The laws varied greatly depending on the region and time, and some opposed the slave trade not for moral

Not the easiest book to read but well worth the effort and time. Lots of details that you will not find anywhere else.

The best coverage of the slave trade I've read so far.

Perhaps it is the approach, a Sociological view, rather than a history. I found it dispassionate, extremely well researched and specific in scope. All sides of the issue were covered, including the international interests of the time. I haven't f

The 1969 introduction by Norman Klein gives an interesting overview of the strengths, weaknesses, and unique contributions, particularly by raising awareness of then-to-fore undiscussed issues, in DuBois' original thesis.

DuBois' own Apologia to his work, written in 1954 (some 60 years after initial

This was du Bois' PhD thesis at Harvard. It is meticulously researched and footnoted. It covered many things I did not know before and I consider myself informed. The citizens of the northern states were as deeply implicated in the continuation of the slave trade as those in the south who owned slav

A fascinating look at the slave trade from a perspective far closer than intellectual studies written later. Du Bois is undoubtedly a great writer. The subject is studied with a seemingly dispassionate relating of relevant facts. A good book with which to gain greater understanding (though hardly an

W.E.B. DuBois’s PhD dissertation reminds that progress does not move in a linear fashion, particularly in the American context or narrative. The book speaks about the importing and exporting of enslaved Africans by the 13 colonies, later known as the United States. This international trade was deeme