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The Creole slave ship mutiny...

Item # 618238

January 22, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER Baltimore, Jan. 22, 1842 

* Creole slavery slaves case
* Ship insurrection - revolt - mutiny

Inside contains a lengthy & interesting report headed: "Protest", of the officers of the ship Creole, the slave ship upon which the slaves mutinied, a rather infamous event in American history.
The Creole case was the result of an American slave revolt in November, 1841 [erroneously noted as "November, 1842" in the report] on board the Creole, a ship involved in the United States slave trade. As 128 slaves gained freedom after the rebels ordered the ship sailed to Nassau, it has been termed the most successful slave revolt in US history. Two persons died as a result of the revolt, a black slave and a white slave trader (see hyperlink for more).
This report is extremely detailed and takes over 2 1/2 pages of text.
Complete in 16 pages, measures 8 1/2 by 12 inches, in very nice condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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