Unnamed Unitarian Trader

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This "trader" may be the American who buys the protagonist of "Red Leaves" after he reaches America, though that isn't specifically said (330). The narrative identifies him as "a deacon in the Unitarian church" (330). Historically there were no deacons in the Unitarian church. The religion was specifically associated with New England in the antebellum period, so by identifying the slave trader as a Unitarian, the narrative reinforces the association of American slavery with the North it already established by identifying the captain of the slave ship that brought the protagonist to the U.S. a "New England captain" (330).

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