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The Resource Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave, by Virginia Hamilton

Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave, by Virginia Hamilton

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Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave
Title
Anthony Burns
Title remainder
the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave
Statement of responsibility
by Virginia Hamilton
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive Slave Acts. The year is 1854. Anthony Burns, a Virginia slave, has escaped to Boston, but his freedom is short-lived. According to the Fugitive Slave Act, a runaway can be captured in any free state, and Burns is soon imprisoned. The antislavery forces in Massachusetts are outraged. Abolitionist lawyer Richard Dana steps forward to defend Burns free of charge, and the sensational trial brings massive riots and thousands of troops to the streets of Boston. At the center of it all, haunted by memories of his life as a slave and praying that his defenders will prevail, is Anthony Burns himself. This is the true story of his desperate fight for freedom
Summary
A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive Slave Acts
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Writing style
Award
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, 1988.
  • Jane Addams Book Award, General Category, 1989.
  • Jefferson Cup Award, 1989.
Biography type
individual biography
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126664
Cataloging source
DVA
Dewey number
  • 973.6/6/092
  • [B]
Index
index present
LC call number
E450.B93
LC item number
H36 1997
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
juvenile
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the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave
Label
Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave, by Virginia Hamilton
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover as a Borzoi Book by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1988."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-189) and index
Control code
1639330
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st Knopf pbk. ed.
Extent
xiii, 193 p.
Isbn
9780679839972
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm43325148
  • (OCoLC)43325148
Label
Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave, by Virginia Hamilton
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover as a Borzoi Book by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1988."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-189) and index
Control code
1639330
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st Knopf pbk. ed.
Extent
xiii, 193 p.
Isbn
9780679839972
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm43325148
  • (OCoLC)43325148

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