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Unknown Charleston mercury. [Vol. 53, no. 10688 (November 1, 1859)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07203 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Charleston, South Carolina Type: Newspaper Date: 1 November 1859 Pagination: 4 p. ; 69.8 x 54.9 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07203 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Charleston, South Carolina Type: Newspaper Date: 1 November 1859 Pagination: 4 p. ; 69.8 x 54.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains coverage of John Brown's Harper's Ferry raid: "The insurrection at Harper's Ferry was simply no insurrection at all. Not a slave joined the reckless fanatics in their nefarious policy of emancipation by blood and treason. It was a silly invasion of Virginia by some eighteen men." Includes other opinions, that the raid was of great significance. Includes a report on the insurgents' trial. Last page contains an article on the San Juan affair and other international news. Also contains reports on a recent local meeting on "Revival of the African Slave Trade." Signed in pencil at the top of the first page by J. A. Bradley.

Background Information:

People: Brown, John, 1800-1859

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: John BrownSlaveryAbolitionAfrican American HistoryGuerrilla WarfareSlave RebellionGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsSlave Trade

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