Fugitive Mail: The Deliverance of Henry "Box" Brown and Antebellum Postal Politics

@article{Robbins2009FugitiveMT,
  title={Fugitive Mail: The Deliverance of Henry "Box" Brown and Antebellum Postal Politics},
  author={Hollis Robbins},
  journal={American Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={50},
  pages={25 - 5}
}
“Fugitive Mail: The Deliverance of Henry “Box” Brown and Antebellum Postal Politics” reconsiders the publication, reception, and revival of The Narrative of Henry “Box” Brown (1849, 1851) the story of a slave who successfully mailed himself from Richmond, Virginia to Philadelphia, in the context of the postal system’s role in the abolitionist movement. Nearly all of the scholarly treatments of Brown’s narrative in the last decade emphasize and celebrate the shipment of “Box” Brown as a… 
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