Book #74043
Item #74043 The Christiana Riot and the Treason Trials of 1851, An Historical. William Uhler Hensel.
The Christiana Riot and the Treason Trials of 1851, An Historical...

The Christiana Riot and the Treason Trials of 1851, An Historical...

The First Case of Violent Resistance to the Fugitive Slave Law Hensel, William Uhler. The Christiana Riot and the Treason Trials of 1851; An Historical Sketch. Lancaster, PA: Press of the New Era Printing Co., 1911. [iv], 134 pp. Frontispiece. 11 plates. Complete. Later faux-calf cloth, gilt title to spine, endpapers added. Negligible light rubbing to extremities, a few scuffs to rear board. Moderate toning to interior, upper outside corners lacking from frontispiece and title page, fold lines and light soiling and light foxing in a few places, early owner signature (J. Frank Cowan) to verso of frontispiece. $350. * First edition, one of two editions, both published in 1911. Even today, this is the best study of the fugitive slave rebellion in Christiana, Pennsylvania, the first violent resistance to the attempted seizure of runaway slaves under the provisions of the Fugitive Slave Law on 1850. When a Maryland posse attempted to recover a runaway slave, they were driven away by a force of whites and African-Americans led by ex-slave William Parker. Frederick Douglass described it as "the battle for liberty at Christiana": Frederick Douglass' Paper, September 25, 1851.

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