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contraband
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
goods that are transported or sold illegally
  • So gradually the tone of the army chiefs changed; Congress forbade the rendition of fugitives, and Butler's "contrabands" were welcomed as military laborers.
    Chapter 2 (8% in)
  • Ben Butler, in Virginia, quickly declared slave property contraband of war, and put the fugitives to work; while Fremont, in Missouri, declared the slaves free under martial law.
    Chapter 2 (5% in)
  • Army chaplains found here new and fruitful fields; "superintendents of contrabands" multiplied, and some attempt at systematic work was made by enlisting the able-bodied men and giving work to the others.
    Chapter 2 (12% in)

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