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Fugitive justice : runaways, rescuers, and slavery on trial

Author: Steven Lubet
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010.
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During the tumultuous decade before the Civil War, no issue was more divisive than the pursuit and return of fugitive slaves -- a practice enforced under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. When free Blacks and their abolitionist allies intervened, prosecutions and trials inevitably followed. These cases involved high legal, political, and -- most of all -- human drama, with runaways desperate for freedom, their  Read more...
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Named Person: Edward G Loring; Edward G Loring
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Lubet
ISBN: 9780674047044 0674047044
OCLC Number: 555658518
Description: 367 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Slavery and the Constitution --
The Missouri equilibrium --
The compromise of 1850 --
But we have no country --
A traitorous combination --
Prosecution at Independence Hall --
Sir-did you hear it? --
Athens of America --
Kidnapping again! --
The height of cruelty --
Judge Loring's predicament --
Freedom on the Western reserve --
The son betrays and the father indicts --
Votaries of the higher law --
An irrepressible conflict.
Responsibility: Steven Lubet.

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Tells the stories of three of the most dramatic fugitive slave trials of the 1850s, presenting the determination of the fugitives, the radical tactics of their rescuers, the brutal doggedness of the  Read more...

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A stirring account of courtroom collisions at the intersection of law, morality and politics. Kirkus Reviews 20100801

 
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