To those who were traders when they did it it was very profitable and slavery was not the issue at that time they did it. There were rich New England traders who made their wealth off this trade without having to engage in the physical transport and selling of these slaves.Being rather interesting to find the people ,men or women,who engaged in this.I read a bio of President James K. Polk a number of years back. It said that Polk was believed by some to have been an active slave trader, but that this was covered up when he became prominent in politics. Being an owner was considered to be reputable, but being a trader was not.
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