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Burritt, Elihu (1810-1879) Elihu Burritt's miscellaneous writings

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06118 Author/Creator: Burritt, Elihu (1810-1879) Place Written: Worcester, Massachusetts Type: Book Date: 1850 Pagination: 1 v. : 120 p. ; 18.9 x 11.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by Thomas Drew, Jr. Printed wrappers with illustration, including a print of Burritt. Second edition. Includes the essay "Buying a Brother from Bondage" which describes the purchase of Frederick Douglass' freedom. Cover and some inner pages contain water stain. Accompanied by a small card printed at the American Tract Society in Boston, Massachusetts. The card, entitled "Friend, Come to Jesus," encourages Christian conversion. Card measures 13.1 x 8.7 cm.

Background Information: Burritt was a reformer and philanthropist from Connecticut.

People: Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistoryAbolitionReform MovementEmancipationManumissionChristianityReligion

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