Frederick Douglass Money Quote saying in his 4th of July speech before the Rochester ladies antislavery society in 1852 that price for men was high then, making slave trade prosperous. Frederick Douglass said:
Take the American slave-trade, which we are told by the papers, is especially prosperous just now. Ex-Senator Benton tells us that the price of men was never higher than now. He mentions the fact to show that slavery is in no danger.
— Frederick Douglass
Douglass continued: “millions are pocketed every year by dealers in this horrid traffic. In several states this trade is a chief source of wealth”