ANTHONY BURNS: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A slightly fictionalized account of the life of Anthony Burns written for older children and young adults by this award-winning author. In 1854, Anthony Burns, a 20-year-old black man, was put on trial in Boston under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, an event which polarized the city - however, even though Charles Dana (author of 'Two Years Before the Mast') represented him at the trial, Burns was ordered returned to his former master and slavery, and it was only a year later that the abolitionists succeeded in purchasing him from his new master and restoring him to freedom. List of characters, author's note, bibliography, index. xii, 193 pp. Dust jacket art by Leo and Diane Dillon. ISBN: 0-394981855.
Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.