Trials Of Anthony Burns

Trials Of Anthony Burns

by Albert J. Von Frank
     
 

Before 1854, most Northerners managed to ignore the distant unpleasantness of slavery. But that year an escaped Virginia slave, Anthony Burns, was captured and brought to trial in Boston--and never again could Northerners look the other way. This is the story of Burns's trial and of how, arising in abolitionist Boston just as the incendiary Kansas-Nebraska Act took… See more details below

Overview

Before 1854, most Northerners managed to ignore the distant unpleasantness of slavery. But that year an escaped Virginia slave, Anthony Burns, was captured and brought to trial in Boston--and never again could Northerners look the other way. This is the story of Burns's trial and of how, arising in abolitionist Boston just as the incendiary Kansas-Nebraska Act took effect, it revolutionized the moral and political climate in Massachusetts and sent shock waves through the nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674908505
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/15/1999
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Thursday, May 25, 1854

Grappling

Friday, May 26

The Jerry Rescue

Martin Stowell

Strategies

Black Boston

Eclipse

Faneuil Hall

The Battle at the Court House Door

Aftermath

For Sale

Anthony Burns

Saturday, May 27

Autopsy

Law

Extemporized Scripture

The Curtii

Lewis Hayden

Not for Sale

Monday, May 29

Monday Session

Claimant Rests

The Defense Opens

Richard Hildreth

Money

Tuesday, May 30

Treason

Politics and Force

Dana's Argument

Thomas' Argument

Conspiracy

Bad Friday : June 2

The Cortège

Going Home

Republicans

Carried Back

Know-Nothings

Catholics and Anti-Catholics

Walt Whitman

Emerson's Pulpit (Whitsunday)

If We Feel Not

Fourth of July

Letters from Hell

Trials

Endings

An Emersonian Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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