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Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave

Hamilton, Virginia

Editore: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1988
ISBN 10: 0394981855 / ISBN 13: 9780394981857
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Titolo: Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a ...

Casa editrice: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Data di pubblicazione: 1988

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Riassunto: "In 1854, Anthony Burns, a 20-year-old black man, was put on trial in Boston under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Retelling the events of the trial, which polarized the city, Hamilton shows the kind of political issue which brought the nation to fever pitch in the decade before the Civil War. Hamilton's biography is actually a 'docudrama' which centers on the often silent, mistreated, and humbled runaway slave. The insights Hamilton gives into the personal side of slavery are moving and unforgettable."--(starred) School Library Journal. "Does exactly what good biography for children ought to do: makes them feel what it was like to be that person in those times."--(starred) Horn Book.  

Dal retro di copertina: "Moving and unforgettable." -- School Library Journal, Starred

"Beautifully written . . . a riveting reality tale whose legacy, even now, is not finished." -- The New York Times Book Review

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