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.