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Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave

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Now in Laurel-Leaf, Virginia Hamilton's powerful true account of the sensational trial of a fugitive slave.

The year is 1854, and Anthony Burns, a 20-year-old Virginia slave, has escaped to Boston. But according to the Fugitive Slave Act, a runaway can be captured in any free state, and Anthony is soon imprisoned. The antislavery forces in Massachusetts are outraged, but the federal government backs the Fugitive Slave Act, sparking riots in Boston and fueling the Abolitionist movement.

Written with all the novelistic skill that has won her every major award in children's literature, Virginia Hamilton's important work of nonfiction puts young readers into the mind of Burns himself.

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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.<P>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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-189).

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Virginia Hamilton's many awards include the Newbery Medal and National Book Award for M.C. Higgins the Great; the Coretta Scott King Medal for The People Could Fly; and the Hans Christian Andersen Award for the body of her work.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679839972
Author:
Hamilton, Virginia
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Fugitive slaves
Subject:
Antislavery movements
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Biography.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Laurel Leaf Books
Series Volume:
GM-40
Publication Date:
19930131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.02x4.32x.59 in. .24 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , 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.<P>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.
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