- Keyword = Fugitive Slave Act
CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE AMERICAN NEGRO: A Documentary History.
Edition: First edition.
New York: Trident Press, 1968.. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes over 100 documents covering more than 3 centuries, from slavery through the modern fight for civil rights. Among the documents are the Massachusetts Body of Liberites, early protests of the Germantown Mennonites, the constitution of Alabama, the Fugitive Slave Act, Nat Turner's 'confession' , writings by W. E. B. DuBois, Stokely Carmicheal and Martin Luther King, the Gavagan Antilynching bill and much more. 671 pages, including index.
Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine dj.Book ID: 21475More details Price: $22.00
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.Book ID: 61646More details Price: $225.00
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.Book ID: 79268More details Price: $25.00