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Chapter 11: anti-slavery attitude: literary work: trip to Cuba Returning to Boston in 1851, I found the di. vision of public sentiment more strongly marked than ever. The Fugitive Slave Law was much in the public mind. The anti-slavery people attacked it with might and main, while the class of wealthy conservatives and their followers strongly deprecated all opposition to its enactments. During my absence Charles Sumner had been elected to the Senate of the United States, in place of Da
ught that they would not. Both parties were soon made wiser by sad experience.
My account of this trip, after publication in the Atlantic Monthly, was issued in book form by Ticknor and Fields.
Years after this time, a friend of mine landed in Cuba with a copy of the book in her hand luggage.
It was at once taken from her by the custom-house officers, and she never saw it again.
This little work was favorably spoken of and well received, but it did not please everybody.
In one of its chap