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Case of the Amistad slave ship...
Item # 647784
November 23, 1839
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 23, 1839 Near the back most of a page is taken up with: "The Case of Mr. Ruiz and Montez" concerning the Amistad slave ship case. This famous slave ship and the revolt of its occupants was not only a notable legal case at the time, but in 1997 was made into feature length movie by Stephen Spielberg. A wealth of interesting content (see for portions) and uncommonly lengthy.
Much other news of the day including politics, along with a state by state account of news items. Sixteen pages, 8 1/4 by 12 inches, even toning, otherwise in very good condition.
This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th 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