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Collection Reference Number GLC07203
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1859 
Title Charleston Mercury Vol. 53, no. 10688 (November 1, 1859)
Date 1 November 1859
Document Type Newspapers and Magazines
Content Description 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.
Subjects John Brown  Slavery  Abolition  African American History  Guerrilla Warfare  Slave Rebellion  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Slave Trade  
People Brown, John (1800-1859)  
Place written Charleston, South Carolina
Theme Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Foreign Affairs; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859