Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave

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Januar 1993



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.

EAN: 9780679839972
ISBN: 0679839976
Untertitel: Empfohlen von 8 bis 12 Jahren. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1993
Seitenanzahl: 193 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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