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Public Spirit and Mobs, Two Sermons Delivered at Springfield on Sunday February 22, 1851 After the Thompson Riot, by George Simmons Boston,32 pg, lacks back cover, 5-1/5"x8-1/2." George Thompson [1804 - 1878], an English abolitionist who, as a member of Parliament, helped get a bill to abolish slavery in the British Empire, made a tour of the North promoting abolitionism. While in Springfield Massachusetts, he was burned in effigy in what became known as the Springfield, or Thompson Riot when pro-slavery forces disrupt the meetings, and refusing Thompson an opportunity to speak Immediately after this riot, Sojourner Truth joined George Thompson's speaker's bureau and continued to tour with him.
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Pro-Slavers Riot in Springfield Massachusetts

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