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Concanen & Lee Uncle Sam.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.013.11 Author/Creator: Concanen & Lee Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: circa 1853-1863 Pagination: 1 print : col. ; 34.5 x 23.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.013.11 Author/Creator: Concanen & Lee Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: circa 1853-1863 Pagination: 1 print : col. ; 34.5 x 23.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Sheet music cover depicting a male runaway slave, Uncle Sam. "The Great Slave Song, respectfully dedicated to Anderson, the fugitive slave & sung with immense success by T. Maclagan." Written by G. W. Hunt with music by Frederic Archer.

Background Information: Dating based on dedication to "Anderson the Fugitive Slave." As a runaway slave, Anderson killed a bounty hunter in 1853 and escaped to Canada. He was pursued by the U.S. ...government and put on trial for murder in 1860, and exonerated in accordance with British law. The song could have been dedicated any time during or after his ordeal.See More

People: Concanen & Lee, fl. 1853-1863
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
Archer, Frederic
Hunt, G.W

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Enslaved peopleFugitive Slave ActRunaway SlaveSlaveryAfrican American HistoryArt, Music, Theater, and FilmMusic

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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