Runaway Slaves- from “American Notes For General Circulation” – by Charles Dickens

BOOKS: Runaway Slaves- from “American Notes For General Circulation” – by Charles Dickens – (Published in 1842)

Charles Dickens

In 1842, thirty-year-old Charles Dickens, already flush with the success of such books as Oliver Twist and The Pickwick Papers, made a tour of the United States, and published his observations in a book titled American Notes for General Circulation. On that tour, he encountered the pervasive and brutal realities of slavery, including advertisements for slaves published routinely in local papers and discussed casually by the citizenry. He wrote a fervent condemnation of slavery in his book, and included a list of some of the ads he encountered in his book:     

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eBook –American Notes for General Circulation, by Charles Dickens

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/675/675-h/675-h.htm

Boston‎: ‎22     Slavery‎: ‎189    Philadelphia, and its Solitary Prison‎: ‎81
New York‎: ‎67

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Charles Dickens Biography – Biography

Nov 30, 2017 – Charles Dickens was a prolific and highly influential 19th century British author, who penned such acclaimed works as ‘Oliver Twist,’ ‘A Christmas Carol,’ ‘David Copperfield’ and ‘Great Expectations.’ … Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812 to June 9, 1870) was a British novelist

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