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Collection Reference Number GLC07703
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1808 
Title 5000 American Seamen detained on board British vessels!
Date ca. 1808
Document Type Broadside
Content Description 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.
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  
Theme War of 1812; Naval & Maritime; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859