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Mordecai Noah and his new Jewish homeland in the Niagara River... Horrors of the slave trade...



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October 1, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 1, 1825  Page 5 has a nice half page article: "Ararat" which is about the plans for the famous Mordecai Manuel Noah, the first American-born Jew to attain national prominence (see hyperlink) to create a new homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in the Niagara River (see photos).

Also within: "The slave trade is prosperous, with all its horrors...that three vessels, under American colors, are on the coast...had 132 human victims on board! But justice overtook the villains--the slaves rose & executed all the crew except the captain...This trade is piracy & punishable with death..." and more (see photos).
Sixteen pages, 6 by 10 inches, very nice condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. Wikipedia notes: "Niles...Register (was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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