Making freedom : the Underground Railroad and the politics of slavery / R.J.M. Blackett.

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...

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Main Author: Blackett, R. J. M., 1943-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
Series: Steven and Janice Brose lectures in the Civil War era.
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