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Thompson, George (d. 1893) Prison life and reflections; or, a narrative of the arrest, trial, conviction, imprisonment, treatment, observations, reflections, and deliverance of Work, Burr, and Thompson...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06169 Author/Creator: Thompson, George (d. 1893) Place Written: Hartford, Connecticut Type: Book Date: 1849 Pagination: 1 v. : 377 p. ; 19.5 cm x 12.2 cm.

Summary of Content: (title continued)... who suffered an unjust and cruel imprisonment in Missouri Penitentiary for attempting to aid some slaves to liberty. Published by A. (possibly Alanson) Work.

Background Information: In 1841, abolitionist George Thompson was sentenced to twelve years at the Missouri State Penitentiary for "slave abduction." He was pardoned in 1846.

People: Thompson, George, d. 1893
Work, Alanson
Burr, James E., fl. 1849

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Enslaved peopleAfrican American HistorySlaveryFugitive Slave ActRunaway SlavePrisonerLawUnderground Railroad

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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