slavery

Arthur Inkersly
W. H. Brommage
W.H. Brommage's tales about being a "blackbirder" on a slave ship.
Edward J. Piacentino
Edward J. Piacentino explores the life of Mortimer Thomson.
Startling Experiences of "The Times'" Lady Reporter in the Factory of Julius Stein & Co. Left in a Foul and Filthy Corner of the Workroom Until Outraged Nature Succumbs
Nell Nelson
The third article in Nell Nelson's series on women and girls who work in Chicago's factories. Nelson went undercover and worked in the factories as research for the piece.
"Further Details of the Slaver 'Mont Serrat’s' Expedition to the Gilbert Islands; A Probable Explanation of the Disaster That Befell the “Black-Birder” Tahiti; The Strange Story of the Pirate Jergerson Rivaling the Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; A Native Execution Described"
W. H. Brommage
The second part of Brommage's two-part expose of the California blackbirding practice.
Inside History of the Slaving Cruise of the "Blackbird" Steamer Montserrat; An "Examiner" Reporter Ships on the Slaver and Exposes an Infamous Trade; A Hideous Traffic Conducted Under the "legitimate" Plea of Supplying Laborers by Contract; Ignorant Gilbert Islanders Lured From Their Homes To Die In Fever-Infected Plantation
W. H. Brommage
The first part of Brommage's two-part expose of the California blackbirding industry.
Henry S. Olcott
A retrospective look at the hanging of John Brown by the Northern reporter who covered it, Henry S. Olcott. In this essay, he discusses the role of the hanging as a catalyst for the Civil War that ensued just two years later.
"A Brig with 300 Gilbert Islanders in her hold near San Francisco"
The Tahiti, a blackbirding vessel carrying nearly 300 Pacific Island laborers, docked in a San Francisco-area bay attracting much attention to the question of whether or not such laborers were virtually slaves.
H. H. Leavitt Believed to have Perished with the Passengers
An account of the shipwreck of the blackbirding vessel Tahiti providing details about the ship's owner H. H. Leavitt, who died in the wreck.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; Concluding Comments; Stringency of the Regulations; The Cost of a Kanaka"
J. D. Melvin
The thirteenth and final article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; Return to Bundaberg; Safe Landing of the Boys"
J. D. Melvin
The twelfth article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; A Full Ship; The Nineteenth 'Boy' Obtained"
J. D. Melvin
The eleventh article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; In Missionary Precincts, Large Accession of Recruits"
J. D. Melvin
The tenth article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; Competition Between Labour Ships; Re-Victualling Necessary"
J. D. Melvin
The ninth article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; The Last of the 'Returns' Landed; Brisk Recruiting"
J. D. Melvin
The eighth article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; Re-engagement of Former Labourers; Two Women Accepted; Death of a Recruit"
J. D. Melvin
The seventh article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; Death of a 'Return'; A Large Number of Recruits Obtained"
J. D. Melvin
The sixth article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
"Our Representative on a Recruiting Schooner; Operations in Port Adam; Additional Recruits Obtained; Refusal of Recruits"
J. D. Melvin
The fifth article in The Argus' series "The Kanaka Labour Traffic" by J.D. Melvin about his time spent as a crew member on the blackbirding vessel The Helena sent to recruit laborers from the the Solomon Islands.
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