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...
Chapel Hill :
The University of North Carolina Press,
|Series:||Steven and Janice Brose lectures in the Civil War era.