Kidnapping Blacks in Philadelphia: Isaac Hopper's Tales of Oppression

  title={Kidnapping Blacks in Philadelphia: Isaac Hopper's Tales of Oppression},
  author={Daniel E. Meaders},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={47 - 65}
  • Daniel E. Meaders
  • Published 1995
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Negro History
  • On November 6, 1802, the Poulson's American Daily Advertiser, a local Philidelphia newspaper, published an editorial, "Melancholy Effects of Slavery," that accused James Ewing, Trenton's mayor, of having ordered several blacks, including one Romaine, along with his wife and his child, all of whom belonged to a French planter, to leave New Jersey and return to St. Domingo, where they had lived as slaves. After boarding a Trenton stagecoach, the blacks and their owners rode to Philadelphia where… CONTINUE READING