Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture

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ILLUSTRATIONS
1“Fugitive Slave Law—Hamlet in Chains”36
2“Fugitive Slave Law—Hamlet in Court”37
3“Am I Not a Man and a Brother”38
4George Cruikshank, “Emmeline about to Be Sold to the Highest Bidder”39
5“Boston Court House”60
6“Night Attack on the Court House”61
7“The Way in Which Fred. Douglass Fights Wise of Virginia”200
8“Cannon Planted outside the Court-House during the Trial” and “Ossawattamie Brown on His Way from the Court to His Prison”202
9“Sleeping Room of the Jury at Gibson's Hotel, Belmount”203
10“View of the Courtroom during the Trial”204
11“Portraits of the Judge, Counsel and Jurors” and “Carrying the Prisoners from the Armory to the Railroad Station, En Route to Charlestown, Va., for Trial”206
12“The Retreat of Our Artist from Charlestown, Virginia”216
13“The Irrepressible Conflict”219

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I: Banditti and Desperadoes, Incendiaries and Traitors 33
  • 1: The Typographical Tribunal 35
  • 2: Precarious Evidence 71
  • Part II: At the Bar of Public Opinion 99
  • 3: Eyewitness to the Cruelty 101
  • 4: Talking Lawyerlike about Law 125
  • 5: Representing the Slave 151
  • 6: The South's Countersuit 177
  • Conclusion - All Done Brown at Last: Illustrating Harpers Ferry 199
  • Notes 223
  • Bibliography 277
  • Index 309
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