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The Denmark Vesey slave revolt... The slave trade...



Item # 656654

September 7, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 7, 1822  Pages 9-11 have much regarding Denmark Vesey and the "Servile Conspiracy in South Carolina," which  has a report of the Denmark Vesey slave revolt.
Note: Denmark Vesey was a former slave who purchased his freedom and then planned what would have been one of the largest slave rebellions in the United States. Word of the plans were leaked and authorities at Charleston arrested the plot's leaders before the uprising could begin. During the Civil War Frederick Douglass used Vesey's name as a battle cry to rally African-American regiments.
Also included are nearly 3 pages on the "Slave Trade." See images for details.
Complete in sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, in very nice condition.

This small size 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

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