BOSTON SLAVE RIOT; AND TRIAL OF ANTHONY BURNS
BOSTON SLAVE RIOT; AND TRIAL OF ANTHONY BURNS

BOSTON SLAVE RIOT; AND TRIAL OF ANTHONY BURNS

Boston: Fetridge and Company, 1854. First Edition. Octavo, 86 pages, [12] ads, [2]; VG-; disbound; mild shelf wear and soiling; mild age-toning and foxing; Lacking original pictorial wrappers; RW consignment; shelved Case 8 1/2.

1351748

Shelved Dupont Bookstore

Price: $900

NOTES

Sabin 6505; BAL 4442;

The "Boston Slave Riot" was an unsuccesful attempt by African American abolitionists, led by Lewis Hayden, to rescue captured fugitive slave Anthony Burns from the courthouse. Burns' 1854 capture and trial in Boston, and transport back to Virginia, generated wide-scale public outrage in the North and, ultimately, increased opposition to slavery by Northerners.

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