A young black man, William Freeman, has been arrested for a murderous rampage against whites, and his case becomes a high-profile political battle between state attorney general John Van Buren (son of Martin) and the abolitionist former governor William Henry Seward (later Lincoln’s secretary of state).
The courtroom drama, based on Earl Conrad’s novel Mr. Seward for the Defense, takes place in 1846.
|Robert Joel Schwartz
|Michael Alan Stein
|Bridgit Antoinette Evans
|Victoria G. Platt
|Ramon Melindez Moses
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