1846 1st ed Slavery Abolitionist Branded Hand Jonathan Walker Florida Whittier

CHAPMAN, Maria Weston

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Trial and Imprisonment of Jonathan Walker” is an account of abolitionist Jonathan Walker who was publicly branded on the palm of his right hand with the letters “S S”, for slave stealer, for attempting to transport African American slaves from Florida to the British West Indies where slavery had been abolished in 1834. After his release, Walker lectured widely about his ordeal and the anti-slavery cause publishing the pamphlet Trial and Imprisonment of Jonathan Walker. Poet John Greenleaf Whittier penned the poem “The Branded Hand,” after hearing of his story, which is a poem separately published as an anti-slavery tract.

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1846 1st ed Slavery Abolitionist Branded Hand Jonathan Walker Florida Whittier

 

Trial and Imprisonment of Jonathan Walker” is an account of abolitionist Jonathan Walker who was publicly branded on the palm of his right hand with the letters “S S”, for slave stealer, for attempting to transport African American slaves from Florida to the British West Indies where slavery had been abolished in 1834. After his release, Walker lectured widely about his ordeal and the anti-slavery cause publishing the pamphlet Trial and Imprisonment of Jonathan Walker. Poet John Greenleaf Whittier penned the poem “The Branded Hand,” after hearing of his story, which is a poem separately published as an anti-slavery tract.

 

Item number: #12992

Price: $950

 

CHAPMAN, Maria Weston

 

The Branded Hand: Trial and imprisonment of Jonathan Walker, at Pensacola, Florida: for aiding slaves to escape from bondage: with an appendix, containing a sketch of his life.

 

Boston: Anti-Slavery Office, 1846. 1st edition

 

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  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • vi, 119, [1]
    • 3 illustrations
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm)
  • Rare and desirable with auction records and price comparisons at upwards of $3,000

 

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12992

Category

Literature

Authors

CHAPMAN, Maria Weston

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete