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The Resource 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

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

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The captive's quest for freedom : fugitive slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the politics of slavery
Title
The captive's quest for freedom
Title remainder
fugitive slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the politics of slavery
Statement of responsibility
R.J.M. Blackett, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
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eng
Summary
"[This book explores] 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 government documents to personal accounts, [the author] traces the decisions of slaves to escape, the actions of those who assisted them, the many ways black communities responded to the capture of fugitive slaves, and how local laws either buttressed or undermined enforcement of the federal law. Every effort to enforce the law in northern communities produced levels of subversion that generated national debate so much so that, on the eve of secession, many in the South, looking back on the decade, could argue that the law had been effectively subverted by those individuals and states who assisted fleeing slaves."--
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1943-
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Blackett, R. J. M.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Slaveries since emancipation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Antislavery movements
  • Antislavery movements
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • United States
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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
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-481) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The slave power asserts its rights. The Fugitive Slave Law -- The law does its work -- Compromise and colonize -- Part II. Freedom's fires burn. Missouri and Illinois -- Western Kentucky and Indiana -- Eastern Kentucky and Ohio -- Southeast Pennsylvania -- Eastern shore of Maryland and Philadelphia -- New York -- Massachusetts -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 511 pages
Isbn
9781108407779
Lccn
2017043999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004424907
Label
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
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The slave power asserts its rights. The Fugitive Slave Law -- The law does its work -- Compromise and colonize -- Part II. Freedom's fires burn. Missouri and Illinois -- Western Kentucky and Indiana -- Eastern Kentucky and Ohio -- Southeast Pennsylvania -- Eastern shore of Maryland and Philadelphia -- New York -- Massachusetts -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 511 pages
Isbn
9781108407779
Lccn
2017043999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004424907

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