Restricted Debate Renewal of the Slave Trade

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Did the Democrats in the South try to renew the slave trade, as this poster says it point 9? Didn't the rebel constitution prohibit the slave trade?
 

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There was always slave smuggling and there was a famous case where Lincoln did not grant clemency to a slave trader sentenced to death. We have to keep in mind that while the British Navy and to a lesser extent the American Navy did conduct anti -slave smuggling patrols they had no search rights,radar, radios or air support. So catching smugglers was not easy.
Even today with all the modern technology available plenty of narcotics reach the US by seaborne vessels.
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uaskme

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Confederate Constitution didn’t open it. Some in the Lower South wanted it opened. They were the minority. VA was against it.

1.6 million Slaves were trafficked illegally. One of the Hubs Of That Trafficking was NYC. Yankee Merchants also trafficked Coolies to Cuba and Peru.
 

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There were some Southerners who wanted the trade reopened but it never got any real traction. One complaint was that the demand for slave labor in Texas was raising the prices of slaves and that the upper South (where slaves were becoming less essential to their economy) was taking full advantage of this by demanding higher and higher prices for their slaves. For this reason, a few sought to repeal the 1808 law to get access to cheaper Africans.
 



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