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  • Bennett, Lerone Jr.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Chicago: Johnson Publishing Co., 1969. dj. Hardcover - A collection of 17 biographies from Crispus Attucks to Du Bois, and including lesser known protestors like John Russworm, David Walker and William Monroe Trotter. While the emphasis is on African Americans, white abolitionists like Garrison and Thaddeus Stevens are also included. Written for young adults. Illustrated. Index, 267 pages. ISBN: 0-87485-0266.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a bright & fine dj.

    Book ID: 18093
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  • ANTHONY BURNS: A History. by [Burns, Anthony] Stevens, Charles Emery.
    [Burns, Anthony] Stevens, Charles Emery.
    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: 61646
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  • Burton, Hester.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crowell, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a young English girl whose search for her real father's identity leads her to Liverpool and its slave trade in the 1780's, when the abolitionists were seeking to outlaw it.

    Condition: Ex-library, but a relatively clean tight copy in a dustjacket with a small spine label, and laminated to protect it.

    Book ID: 13768
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  • ANTHONY BURNS: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave. by Hamilton, Virginia.
    Hamilton, Virginia.
    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: 79268
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