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Unknown 5000 American Seamen detained on board British vessels!

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07703 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadsides Date: circa 1808 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Alerts citizens to British impressment, American prisoners in France, "Algerine Piracy and Barbarity," and the relocation of American families to Canada, and blames it all on the Embargo Act of 1807. Urges "a hearty vote for the ANTI-EMBARGO and FEDERAL REPUBLICAN TICKET" in the election of 1808.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: War of 1812, Impressment, Navy, Maritime, Prisoner of War, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, France, Africa, Barbary Coast, Barbary Pirates, Barbary Wars, Embargo, Politics, Election, Government and Civics, Canada, Propaganda

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison