The Significance of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850

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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.

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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.

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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