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Re: Query about a slave kidnapping & rescue in New York, 1847-1851?

I recommend mining British newspaper files for other more detailed accounts. One source is The British Newspaper Archive, a paysite to which I do not have access, except in tantalizing snippet-view:
http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results?basicsearch=%22j...

I searched using keywords "John Andrew Jackson" and "slavery" and found snippets of many relevant British newspaper articles varying in length from 168 to over 2,000 words.

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Re: Query: Slavery and Music

Hello, David, and thank you for posting a query that has sparked such useful suggestions!

Although very late to the discussion, I can't resist urging you to include some materials that focus on dance, because music-making and dancing were inextricable in early African-American cultures (as they had been in most African source cultures).

Herewith some not entirely disinterested suggestions in addition to the books by Epstein (1977) and Thompson (2014), mentioned previously:

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