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Abolishing Slave Trade by Enhancing Ivory Trade, 19th Century

Explorers and others who were concerned about the slave trade in the 19th Century thought that regularizing the trade in elephant ivory could help to curb the slave trade. By engaging locals and traders in ivory trade, the profits would … Continue reading

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