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001       97041957 
008    970924s1998    maua     b    001 0deng   
010    97041957 
019 1  13488515 
019    97041957 
020    0674039548|q(alk. paper) 
035    .b23603288 
043    n-us-ma 
050 00 E450.B93|bV66 1998 
082 00 973.6/6/092|221 
100 1  Von Frank, Albert J.|0
245 14 The trials of Anthony Burns :|bfreedom and slavery in 
       Emerson's Boston /|cAlbert J. Von Frank. 
264  1 Cambridge, Mass. :|bHarvard University Press,|c1998. 
300    xix, 409 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
520    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. 
       Albert J. von Frank introduces us to the individuals who 
       contended over the fate of the barely literate twenty-year
       -old runaway slave - figures as famous as Richard Henry 
       Dana Jr., the defense attorney; as colorful as Thomas 
       Wentworth Higginson and Bronson Alcott, who led a mob 
       against the courthouse where Burns was held; and as 
       intriguing as Moncure Conway, the Virginia-born 
       abolitionist who spied on Burns's master. 
520 8  Von Frank links the deeds and rhetoric surrounding the 
       Burns case to New England Transcendentalism, principally 
       that of Ralph Waldo Emerson. His book is thus also a study
       of how ideas relate to social change, exemplified in the 
       art and expression of Emerson, Henry Thoreau, Theodore 
       Parker, Bronson Alcott, Walt Whitman, and others. 
600 10 Burns, Anthony,|d1834-1862|0
       names/n50034513|xTrials, litigation, etc.|0http:// 
600 10 Emerson, Ralph Waldo,|d1803-1882.|0
650  0 Fugitive slaves|0
       sh85052240|xLegal status, laws, etc.|0
650  0 Antislavery movements|zMassachusetts|zBoston.|0http:// 
651  0 Boston (Mass.)|0
       n79045553|xRace relations.|0
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