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The trials of Anthony Burns : freedom and slavery in Emerson's Boston

Author: Albert J Von Frank
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the events revolving around the trial of an escaped slave who was arrested and returned to Virginia under the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Anthony Burns; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Anthony (Sklave) Burns; Anthony Burns; Ralph Waldo Emerson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert J Von Frank
ISBN: 0674039548 9780674039544
OCLC Number: 37721476
Description: xix, 409 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Thursday, May 25, 1854 --
Grapping --
Friday, May 26 --
Jerry rescue --
Martin stowell --
Strategies --
Black Boston --
Eclipse --
Faneuil Hall --
Battle at the court house door --
Aftermath --
For sale --
Anthony Burns --
Saturday, May 27 --
Autopsy --
Law --
extemporized scripture --
Curtii --
Lewis hayden --
Not for sale --
Monday, May 29 --
Monday session --
Claimant rests --
Defense opens --
Richard Hildreth --
Money --
Tuesday, May 30 --
treason --
Politics and force --
Dna's argument --
Thomas' argument --
Conspiracy --
"Bad Friday": June 2 --
Cortége --
Going home --
republicans --
Carried back --
know-nothings --
Catholics and anti-catholics --
Walt whitman --
Emerson's pulpit (Whitsunday) --
If we feel not --
Fourth of July --
Letters from hell --
Trials --
Endings --
Emersonian epilogue.
Responsibility: Albert J. Von Frank.
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Traces the events revolving around the trial of an escaped slave who was arrested and returned to Virginia under the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850.

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