Anthony Burns: the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave

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This true story is the historically accurate account of the escape, capture, and sensational Boston trial in 1854 of the fugitive slave Anthony Burns. As he waits in jail and then is tried, and as his case galvanizes the abolitionist movement, Burns remembers his life in bondage and his struggle to be free. (Booklist). Moving and unforgettable.--School Library Journal, starred review. ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
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subject_facet Burns, Anthony, -- 1834-1862 -- Juvenile biography
Coretta Scott King Honor book -- 1989
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Juvenile biography
Slavery -- United States -- Anti-slavery movements -- Juvenile literature
title_display Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave
title_full Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave / by Virginia Hamilton
Anthony Burns The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave
title_short Anthony Burns :
title_sub the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave
topic_facet African American Nonfiction
Anti-slavery movements
Burns, Anthony
Coretta Scott King Honor book
Fugitive slaves
Juvenile Nonfiction