A commercial convention calls for the African slave trade to be reopened

(31 words)

Historical Context Note

In 1859 the Southern Commercial Convention in Vicksburg called for a resolution to repeal all state and federal regulations banning the slave trade. The slave trade had been banned by Congress in 1808.

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.