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. The Workings of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law

R. J. M. Blackett

in Making Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Politics of Slavery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608778
eISBN:
9781469611792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608778.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the impact of a series of fugitive slave cases in southeastern Pennsylvania in the wake of the passage of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law. It also explores the role of the area's ... More


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