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Making freedom : the Underground Railroad and the politics ofslavery

Author: R J M Blackett
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Steven and Janice Brose lectures in the Civil War era.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, which mandated action to aid in the recovery of runaway slaves and denied fugitives legal rights if they were apprehended, quickly became a focal point in the debate over the future of slavery and the nature of the union. This book uses the experiences of escaped slaves and those who aided them to explore the inner workings of the Underground Railroad and the enforcement of the Fugitive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Livres numériques
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R J M Blackett
ISBN: 1469611791 9781469611792
OCLC Number: 1134693845
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xii, 122 pages).
Contents: Making their way to freedom --
The workings of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law --
Taking leave: fugitive slaves and the politics of slavery --
Counternarratives.
Series Title: Steven and Janice Brose lectures in the Civil War era.
Responsibility: R.J.M. Blackett.

Abstract:

The 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, which mandated action to aid in the recovery of runaway slaves and denied fugitives legal rights if they were apprehended, quickly became a focal point in the debate over the future of slavery and the nature of the union. This book uses the experiences of escaped slaves and those who aided them to explore the inner workings of the Underground Railroad and the enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law, while shedding light on the political effects of slave escape in southern states,border states, and the North.

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