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Stevens, Charles Emery (1815-1893) Anthony Burns: a history.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.152 Author/Creator: Stevens, Charles Emery (1815-1893) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Book Date: 1856 Pagination: 1 v. : 295 p. : ill. ; 19.4 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by John P. Jewett and Company. Illustrated with "drawings made on the spot" pertaining to the arrest of Anthony Burns in Boston. Stevens offers an "account of the early life of Burns, of his arrest, of his voyage back to Virginia, of his imprisonment, and of his sojourn in North Carolina...." Also analyzes how Burns's case contradicts the ancient laws of Massachusetts.

People: Stevens, Charles Emery, 1815-1893
Burns, Anthony, 1834-1862

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: LawGovernment and CivicsSlaveryAfrican American HistoryFugitive Slave ActRunaway SlaveEnslaved people

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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