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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] ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print 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 Burns; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Anthony Burns; Anthony (Sklave) Burns
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 : illustrations ; 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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In 1854 an escaped Virginia slave, Anthony Burns, was captured and brought to trial in Boston and Northerners were unable to ignore the unpleasantness of slavery anymore. This is the story of Burns'  Read more...

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A complex cultural story of how the trial of an escaped Virginia slave brought the distant horror of slavery to the attention of North America. �In� the first modern analysis of the �Anthony Read more...

 
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