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Walker, Jonathan Trial And Imprisonment Of Jonathan Walker, At Pensacola, Florida, for Aiding Slaves to Escape From Bondage.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09387 Author/Creator: Walker, Jonathan Place Written: Excluded Type: Book Date: 1845 Pagination: 119 p.

Summary of Content: First ed., Boston: Published at the Anti-Slavery Office. 4 illustrations. [Inspired John Greenleaf Whittier to write The Man With the Branded Hand, included in subsequent editions.]

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Runaway SlaveLiterature and Language ArtsAfrican American HistorySlaveryAbolitionReform MovementLaw

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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