Prison Life and Reflections or a Narrative of the Arrest, Trial, Conviction, Imprisonment, Treatment, Observations, Reflections, and Deliverance of Work, Burr, and Thompson....
by Thompson, George
Oberlin: James M. Fitch. Very Good. 1847. First Edition. Hardcover. Rebound in modern black cloth with gilt on spine. Binding tight. Pages have some foxing and offsetting, with corner wear and margin dampstains on a few. Xvi, 1-417,  blank,  adverts. The subtitle continues "Who Suffered an Unjust and Cruel Imprisonment in Missouri Penitentiary, for Attempting to aid some Slaves to Liberty." The three men were Alanson Work, James E. Burr, and author George Thompson, two of whom were students at the Mission Institute in Quincy, Illinois, known for its abolitionist philosophy. They had technically done nothing illegal but were nevertheless sentenced to 12 years in prison for aiding slaves across the Mississippi River in Missouri. A good account of brutal prison life and a sham justice system. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 417 pp . (Inventory #: 012123)
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