The rescue of Joshua Glover : a fugitive slave, the constitution, and the coming of the civil war /

On March 11, 1854, the people of Wisconsin prevented agents of the federal government from carrying away the fugitive slave, Joshua Glover. Assembling in mass outside the Milwaukee courthouse, they demanded that the federal officers respect his civil liberties as they would those of any other citize...

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Main Author: Baker, H. Robert.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2006.
Series:Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest.
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Summary:On March 11, 1854, the people of Wisconsin prevented agents of the federal government from carrying away the fugitive slave, Joshua Glover. Assembling in mass outside the Milwaukee courthouse, they demanded that the federal officers respect his civil liberties as they would those of any other citizen of the state. When the officers refused, the crowd took matters into its own hands and rescued Joshua Glover. The federal government brought his rescuers to trial, but the Wisconsin Supreme Court intervened and took the bold step of ruling the Fugitive Slave Act unconstitutional. The Rescue o.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 260 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-251) and index.
ISBN:9780821442142
0821442147