ANTHONY BURNS: A History.
Edition: First edition.
Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1856. Hardcover first edition - The true history of the extradition of Anthony Burns as a fugitive slave, the court house attack and martial law in Boston. Stevens was an eyewitness to many of the events described in the book. The extradition of fugitive slaves was a rallying point for abolitionists, and violent incidents such as occured in Boston, as described in this book, marked the slide of the nation toward civil war. The historical perspective offered in these pages is compelling, especially considering the role Boston had in the nation's fight for independence. Illustrated by With 3 full page engravings. 295 pp.
Condition: Good in original blindstamped cloth - lettering rubbed on spine, a bit of fraying to ends of the spine and some toning to the pages, but a sturdily bound copy with only very light foxing.