Archive for November 12th, 2012

Fugitive Slave Poster 2

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Questions to consider:
1. Who created this poster?
2. This poster was created in response to what law?
3. Who had been deputized to help the slave catchers? Why had the decision been made to do this?
4. What attitude is evinced by this poster?
5. What is the main difficulty behind using this poster as a means of communicating to runaway slaves?

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Fugitive slave poster 1

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Questions to consider:
1. How specific is the description from this poster? What problems could be created through this use of vague terminology?
2. What is your reaction to the physical description of Tom?
3. Why is there a sliding scale for the reward?