Effects Of The Fugitive Slave Law

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Effects Of The Fugitive Slave Law

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Title:  

Effects Of The Fugitive Slave Law
Date:
C. 1850s

Content Description: 

In 1850, Congress passed a stronger Fugitive Slave Law. This legislation allowed slaveowners and their representatives to pursue runaway slaves into free states, capture them, and return the slaves to bondage. Many in the North felt the law was a license to kidnap northern free blacks. The white citizens of Harpers Ferry, however, held a public meeting in November 1850, resolving the Fugitive Slave Law upheld a "constitutional" right.

Location:
West Virginia,Harpers Ferry,25425
Identifier:
2011.5.0001

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