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Anthony Burns : a history

Author: Charles Emery Stevens
Publisher: Williamstown, Mass. : Corner House, 1973.
Series: Social science reprints.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anthony Burns, a black man living in Boston, was arrested in 1854 under the Fugitive Slave Act and returned to Virginia by Federal officers. His case became a cause celebre among abolitionists.

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Genre/Form: Biographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stevens, Charles Emery, 1815-1893.
Anthony Burns.
Williamstown, Mass. : Corner House, 1973
(OCoLC)635596265
Named Person: Anthony Burns; Anthony Burns; Anthony (Sklave) Burns
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Emery Stevens
ISBN: 0837127246 9780837127248
OCLC Number: 13466934
Description: 295 pages, [3] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The arrest --
2. The attack on the court house --
3. The writ of personal replevin --
4. The attempt to purchase Burns --
5. The examination --
6. The arguments --
7. The decision --
8. The surrender --
9. The early life of Burns --
10. The trader’s jail --
11. The ransomed freedman --
12. The trial of the commissioner. Appendix : A. Warrant for the arrest of Burns --
B. The writ of personal replevin --
C. Record of the Virginia court --
D. The decision which Judge Loring might have given --
E. The commissioner’s certificate --
F. Military orders of Mayor Smith --
G. Letters of the U.S. Marshal and the U.S. district of attorney to Mayor Smith --
H. Telegraphic correspondence between U.S. officers at Boston and the president --
I. Programme of arrangements for June 2nd --
J. Testimonials to Joseph K. Hayes --
K. Letter of Burns to the Baptist Church at Union, Fauquier Co., Virginia --
L. The barre slave case, the first tried under the constitution of 1780 --
M. Speech of Theodore Parker at the Faneuil Hall meeting.
Series Title: Social science reprints.
Responsibility: Charles Emery Stevens.

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