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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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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This magisterial study, ten years in the making by one of the field's most distinguished historians, will be the first to explore 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, Richard J. M. Blackett 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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UkCbUP
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1943-
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Blackett, R. J. M.
Dewey number
973.7/115
Index
index present
LC call number
E450
LC item number
.B589 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Slaveries since emancipation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • United States.
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Antislavery movements
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
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 19 Jan 2018)
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online resource
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  • cr
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
Control code
CR9781108275439
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 511 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108418713
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 19 Jan 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
Control code
CR9781108275439
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 511 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108418713
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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