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Sailor’s Rights Ceramic Pitcher
Ceramics and Glass, Division of Social History, National Museum of American History

Sailor’s Rights Ceramic Pitcher

Date: about 1812
Catalog #: 62.1035A    
Credit: Ceramics and Glass, Division of Social History, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 7.875" H x 6" W x 8" D

Physical Description

Earthenware pitcher with yellow glaze and red garland with “Free Trade and Sailors - Their Rights” within wreath of flowers.

Specific History

"Free Trade and Sailors Rights" was the battle cry for the War of 1812.

General History

On 18 June 1812, the United States declared war on Britain. The major grievance of the war was British interference with United States rights on the high seas. While at war with France, the British had stopped and boarded U. S. ships, even taking sailors to serve on British ships.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: War of 1812
Service: Navy
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