The shameful history of human trafficking

Human trafficking: Broadly defined, human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud.

Origins of human trafficking: The earliest form of global human trafficking began with the African slave trade.

African slave trade: The slave trade flourished between Africa and the American and European continents.

A flourishing industry: The slave trade was both legal and government-tolerated, and business was brisk.

Slave Trade Act 1807: By the early 19th century, abolitionists in Great Britain, notably William Wilberforce.

Missouri Compromise: In March 1820, James Monroe (1758–1831), the fifth president of the United States.

Open borders: The dilemma facing the American government at the time.

Emancipation Proclamation: On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

The white slave trade:As the door closed on the African slave trade, another opened on the procurement of white slaves.

White slavery: White slavery was nothing new. In the Roman Republic and later Roman Empire.

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