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Hell on the water
Just one slaving expedition to Africa could make a fortune for investors, captain and crew. And the U.S. Navy rarely stopped the illicit traffic.
Meet the unstoppable Mr. Smalls
He would go on to share intelligence with the U.S. Navy, fight in 17 naval battles, rise to the rank of major general, overcome illiteracy, publish a newspaper, win state and congressional offices, serve as a U.S. collector of customs and become master of his master’s plantation house. But first he had to hijack a Confederate steamer.
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