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Anthony Burns

Anthony Burns - 88 edition

ISBN13: 978-0679839972

Cover of Anthony Burns 88 (ISBN 978-0679839972)
ISBN13: 978-0679839972
ISBN10: 0679839976
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 88
Publisher: Alfrd A. Knopf, Inc.
Published: 1988
International: No

List price: $7.99

Anthony Burns - 88 edition

ISBN13: 978-0679839972

Virginia Hamilton

ISBN13: 978-0679839972
ISBN10: 0679839976
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 88
Publisher: Alfrd A. Knopf, Inc.

Published: 1988
International: No
Summary

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.