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The Wanderer The Last American Slave Ship and the Conspiracy That Set Its SailsOn Nov 28 1858 a ship called the Wanderer slipped silently into a coastal channel and unloaded its cargo of over 400 African slaves onto Jekyll Island Georgia thirty eight years after the African slave trade had been made illegal It was the last ship ever to bring a cargo of African slaves to American soil        Built in 1856 the Wanderer began life as a luxury racing yacht flying the pennant of the New York Yacht Club and cited as the successor to the famous yacht America But within a year of its creation the Wanderer was secretly converted In the early 1800s Congress outlawed the importation of slaves to America Yankee captains and businesses continued the slave trade to Cuba In 1858 the luxury racing yacht Wanderer was built In 1859 she was converted to a slave ship sand attempted to bring a black cargo to America This is the story of her voyage as well as the men involved in the planning and execution

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The Wanderer kindle Ì eBook 9780312343477 Free Ä moneyexpresscard Ú On Nov 28 1858 a ship called the Wanderer slipped silently into a coastal channel and unloaded its cargo of over 400 African slaves onto Jekyll Island Georgia thirty eight years after the African slave trade had been made illegal It was Into a slave ship and with the New York Yacht Club pennant still flying above as a diversion sailed off to Africa The Wanderer's mission was meant to be than a slaving venture however It was designed by its radical conspirators to defy the federal government and speed the nation's descent into civil war       The New York Times first reported the story as a hoax; however as groups of Africans began to appear in the small towns surrounding Savannah the story of the Wanderer began to leak out; igniting a fire of protest and debate that made head J Egbert Farnum was raised in Pottsville PA and was a noted adventurer His marriage certificate to Amanda Ray lists his birthplace as South Carolina and his parents as Samuel and Mary Cook FarnumIn December of 1858 he landed the Slave Ship Wanderer from Africa with about 420 negros This was a bold crime and produced great excitement in the South The Wanderer was one of the last slave ships to be brought to this country Two of the slaves were exhibited at the South Carolina State Fair in 1859John was jailed for six months in 1860 but released by friends An attempt to rearrest him by the US Marshall was resisted with revolversHe mustered into the service of the United States in the War of 1861 1864 and became a Colonel of the 70th Infantry Regiment of New York State VolunteersJohn was wounded in action at Williamsburgh and discharged in June of 1866

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Lines throughout the nation and across the Atlantic       As the story shifts between Savannah Jekyll Island the Congo River London and New York City the Wanderer's tale is played out in heated Southern courtrooms the offices of the New York Times The White House the slave markets of Africa and some of the most charming homes Southern royalty had to offer  In a gripping account of the high seas and the high life in New York and Savannah Erik Calonius brings to light one of the most important and little remembered stories of the Civil War peri This was an excellent book; I learned things about the what led up to the civil war and the slave trade I never knew I always thought it was all about slavery but there was much to it then that It almost seams like all things in this world it still boils down to Money and power and crooked politicians Wouldn't it be wonderful if the driving force of this world was the pursuit of knowledge