The Significance of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850

This video can also be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDe4eVUB

A discussion of the real significance of the Fugitive Slave Law, putting forth the theory that the FSL of 1850 is actually a perfect example of how the Southern support for this law went against their support of “states’ rights.” Fascinating. I just wish these things wouldn’t end so abruptly.

This video can also be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbuEDROTIic

Professor James Horton of George Washington University recounts stories of victims of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and recounts the impact of that law.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Late Night Worker on April 21, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Insightful. Very interesting connection there; I’m very happy to have heard it. Thanks!

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