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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


National City Lines and the Imperatives of Postwar Capitalism

James Wolfinger

in Running the Rails: Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702402
eISBN:
9781501704239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702402.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the policies implemented by National City Lines (NCL), the debates about the PTC going public, and the process that created today's Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation ... More


Advances Hard Won and Well Deserved

James Wolfinger

in Running the Rails: Capital and Labor in the Philadelphia Transit Industry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702402
eISBN:
9781501704239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702402.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter explains that Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) problems were not a function of bad management or inept politicians so much as a reflection of ... More


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