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Blind no more : African American resistance, free-soil politics, and the coming of the Civil War

Author: Jonathan Daniel Wells
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2019]
Series: Mercer University Lamar memorial lectures, no. 57.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The cause of disunion was the persistent determination on the part of enslaved people that they would flee bondage no matter the risks. By protesting against kidnappings and fugitive slave renditions, they brought slavery to the doorstep of the free states, forcing those states to recognize the meaning of freedom and the meaning of states' rights in the face of a federal government equally determined to keep  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Daniel Wells
ISBN: 9780820354859 0820354856
OCLC Number: 1052875568
Description: xv, 169 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The long Civil War: kidnapping and black activists in the early republic --
The making of the Fugitive slave law and the sectional crisis --
Civil conflict in the north: reactions to the Fugitive slave law in the fall of 1850 --
Trying to save the Union: battles over the Fugitive slave law in the 1850s --
An end to compromise.
Series Title: Mercer University Lamar memorial lectures, no. 57.
Responsibility: Jonathan Daniel Wells.

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With a fresh interpretation of African American resistance to kidnapping and pre-Civil War political culture, Blind No More sheds new light on the coming of the Civil War by focusing on a neglected  Read more...

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