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Darbee, L. & Son (1853) Williamsburgh Daily Gazette [Vol. 18, no. 290, whole no. 1675 (April 26, 1853)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06069.01 Author/Creator: Darbee, L. & Son (1853) Place Written: Williamsburgh, New York Type: Newspapers Date: 26 April 1853 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Includes preview of a work soon to be published called "The Narrative of Solomon Northrop, a Citizen of New York, Kidnapped and Sold into Slavery in Washington City, in 1844, and Rescued in 1853 from a cotton plantation, near the Red River, in Louisiana." Also shows an image of women running a printing press on the last page. Other local news, ads, and announcements.

People: Darbee, L. & Son, 1853.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Slave Life, Printing, Women's History, African American History, Slavery, Washington, D.C., Emancipation, Freemen, Cotton

Sub Era: Age of Jackson