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Burns, Anthony (fl. 1854) ["The man is not bought!"]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07887 Author/Creator: Burns, Anthony (fl. 1854) Place Written: [Boston] Type: Broadside Date: [1854/05-06 ca.] Pagination: 1 sheet 26.1 x 23.4 cm

Summary of Content: Printed broadside protesting slavery. The text reads, in part: "The Man is Not Bought!....The kidnapper agreed, both publicly and in writing, to sell him for $1200. The sum was raised by eminent Boston citizens and offered him. He then claimed more. The bargain was broken....Be on your guard against all lies! Watch the SLAVE PEN! LET EVERY MAN ATTEND THE TRIAL."


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: SlaveryAfrican American HistoryAbolitionSlave SaleReform MovementJudiciaryLaw

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