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Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave, by Virginia Hamilton

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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.

Used.  Good condition. Some wear and tear. Minor damage to the bottom of the spine. Bent bottom right front corner.