October 13, 1865 From the African Repository, is a brief article by Dr. Livingston, the American explorer.  He responds to a question he is often asked: “What sort of people…

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1865 Slave Trade

January 18, 1861 “The ship Lesbia, under French colors, (supposed to be the ship Montauk of New York,) was recently taken by a Spanish steamer of war, and brought into…

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1861 Slave Trade

November 2, 1860 This article, from the N.Y. Journal of Commerce, appears in the Refuge of Oppression column. A few words give a sense of its point.  “The native African…

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1860 Anti-Abolition Pro-Slavery Slave Trade

August 3, 1860 A brief article from the Traveler, tells of American vessels in the Congo river, in June. The article implicates English vessels also, in a conspiratorial effort to…

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1860 Slave Trade

July 20, 1860 A story from Clifton, Illinois, telling of a band of nine men from Missouri, who kidnapped three colored men living in that town.  Two others got away.…

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1860 Slave Trade

May 11, 1860 The article includes portions of a printed copy of a Report on the Coolie Trade made to the US House of Representatives, by the Hon. Mr. Eliot…

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1860 Slave Trade

September 2, 1859 An article from the Richmond Enquirer lists prices brought for slaves on the Richmond market.  For instance:  Men, 20 to 26 years,  from $1450 to $1500….girls, from…

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1859 Slave Trade

February 4, 1859 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, an article from the Paris (Kentucky) Flag, begins with a listing of mules, colts, stock cattle which are for sale. The…

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1859 Slave Trade

August 27, 1858 “The cooley trade, as now organized and developed, is unquestionable and perpetual slavery.”  The brief article then describes how the trade functions, from kidnapping to shipping, to…

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1858 Slave Trade

January 1, 1858 Several articles tell of a continuing slave trade, focusing especially on Cuba, and also on the French trade.

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1858 Cuba Slave Trade

August 14, 1857 From Cairo, Illinois, is an article about a band of people who have been capturing free negroes, taking them across the Mississippi River to the Missouri shore,…

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1857 Slave Trade

1857 Slave Trade

July 25, 1856 An article from the New York Journal of Commerce tells of the continuing slave trade. “We are informed by the Deputy U. S. Marshalls, that they are…

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1856 Slave Trade

January 5, 1855 An article from the N. Y. Evangelist tells of a ship, recently in the harbor, which was discovered to be “taking in boards and materials suited for…

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1855 Slave Trade

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June 24, 1853 A brief item indicates that “notwithstanding all the precautionary measures of the English and American government to suppress the slave trade, about thee thousand slaves from the…

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April 29, 1853 The announcement begins, with this sarcasm from the editor: “We congratulate the business public of Boston on opening a new branch of trade. The attention of capitalists…

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July 2, 1852 Under the Refuge of Oppression, from the Parish of St. Charles, Louisiana, is a legal document announcing the sale of property purchased by James H. and Samuel…

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June 28, 1850 From the Cleveland True Democrat, is a story of a colored woman, mother of little children, bound hand and foot, taken for shipment to “the Southern market”

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February 15, 1850 Here is a series of letters, between a free colored woman, a Mr. Harnard, Esq., of New York, and Bruin & Hill, slave dealers from Alexandria.  Mrs.…

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April 9, 1847 From the New York Tribune and translated from Courier des Etats Unis    “Last Saturday, the Sultan attended a session of the Supreme Council of Justice at the…

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April 3, 1846 With a title Horrors of Slavery, here is a letter from Charles H. Bell, Commander, United States Ship,Yorktown, from Kabinda, Africa, Dec 16, 1845.   The letter, addressed…

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January 19, 1844 A correspondent of the New York Journal of Commerce writes from Havana with a deplorable account of the slave traffic:  “There is no hope, at present, that…

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There is a notice from New Orleans, dated May 11th, stating that public opinion in Texas is much against “the project of some unprincipled speculators, to smuggle slaves from Cuba…

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Under of Refuge of Oppression there is a listing of 72 slaves to be sold on March 11, 1839, in New Orleans, indicating age, infirmities, children, etc. of each.

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This is the report of a Special Joint Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature, urging that the subject of the slave trade is deserving of immediate attention of the national government.

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