Shall Dorr Be Freed
DESCRIPTION: "Oh say shall the victim remain in his thrall, For maintaining a post which a people has given?" The song calls for the "liberation" of [Thomas Wilson] Dorr, asking Governor Jackson and the legislature for justice.
AUTHOR: "E. H. H."
EARLIEST DATE: 1992 (DeSimone & Schofield, The Broadsides of the Dorr Rebellion); probably written 1845
KEYWORDS: political prison
1842 - the Dorr Rebellion. Thomas Wilson Dorr leads a revolt trying to broaden the franchise in Rhode Island
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 68-70, "Shall Dorr Be Freed" (1 text plus a broadside print)
cf. "To Anacreon in Heaven" (tune) and references there
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