Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of stealing human beings to sell them into slavery.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or business of stealing or kidnaping human beings, especially with a view to e�slave them.
- man + stealing (Wiktionary)
“Police spokesman Col Dave Bruce said police were investigating charges of "manstealing" and assault with intention to cause grievous bodily harm.”
“The crime committed upon him was, therefore, stealing, and as he was a man that crime was "manstealing," the nature and consequences of which were precisely the same as those which everywhere uniformly attend the practice of human slavery, or in other words, they are each precisely the same crime.”
“The country was in the process of making a sharp turn into a new era, in which “manstealing”—the horrific trafficking in humans—would no longer find acceptance.”
“To guard most effectually against this dreadful crime of manstealing, God enacted this severe law.”
“He can take care of them; but if for wise purposes he sees fit to allow them to be sold, this will afford you an opportunity of testifying openly, wherever you go, against the crime of _manstealing_.”
“To take any free man, whether white or black, by force, and sell him into bondage, is manstealing.”
“To make war for such a purpose, were, we admit, wholesale murder and manstealing combined.”
“But with or without their sanction, I should stand just where I do now, maintaining that manstealing is incompatible with Christianity; that slave-holding and true religion are at war with each other, and that a Free Church should have no fellowship with a slave church.”
“He committed an outrage on the law of God; therefore his manstealing gave him no right, in me, and laid me under no obligation to be his slave.”
“By the code there given, manstealing was punished with death.”
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