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The slave ship Amistad...

Item # 666031

May 02, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 2, 1840 

* African slaves
* La Amistad trial

Inside has a report from London concerning the slaves on board the ship Amistad (subject of a Stephen Spielberg movie of the same name) noting: "...the Glasgow Emancipation society...on behalf of the negroes who took possession of the Amistad & were subsequently carried to New London...to interpose...in their behalf in order that they may be restored to liberty..." with much more, including a responding letter with the Amistad text taking over a full column.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, great 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