The captive's quest for freedom : fugitive slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the politics of slavery / R. J. M. Blackett, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee.

This magisterial study, ten years in the making by one of the field's most distinguished historians, will be the first to explore the impact fugitive slaves had on the politics of the critical decade leading up to the Civil War. Through the close reading of diverse sources ranging from governme...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Blackett, R. J. M., 1943- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series:Slaveries since emancipation.
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