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Was it really illegal to trade gypsum from Canada to the United States in 1820? Why?

Quoting from Wikipedia: Windsor developed its gypsum deposits, usually selling it to American markets at Passamaquoddy Bay. Often this trade was illegal. In 1820 an effort to stop this smuggling ...
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Did the famous abolitionist Elihu Embree own slaves at the time of his death?

I was reading the first edition of The Emancipator, found here: "THE EMANCIPATOR." Emancipator, 30 Apr. 1820, p. 1. Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive link.gale.com/apps/doc/...
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Has old masonry been found with the bodies of slaves inside?

I was just reading the first edition of the The Emancipator on Gale's Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Database. One way to get access is through a Houston Public Library E-Card, which are ...
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