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The Resource Fugitive justice : runaways, rescuers, and slavery on trial, Steven Lubet

Fugitive justice : runaways, rescuers, and slavery on trial, Steven Lubet

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Fugitive justice : runaways, rescuers, and slavery on trial
Title
Fugitive justice
Title remainder
runaways, rescuers, and slavery on trial
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Steven Lubet
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Language
eng
Summary
During the tumultuous decade before the Civil War, no issue was more divisive than the pursuit and return of fugitive slaves-a practice enforced under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. When free Blacks and their abolitionist allies intervened, prosecutions and trials inevitably followed. These cases involved high legal, political, and-most of all-human drama, with runaways desperate for freedom, their defenders seeking recourse to a #x1C;higher law#x1D; and normally fair-minded judges (even some opposed to slavery) considering the disposition of human beings as property. Fugitive Justice tells the stories of three of the most dramatic fugitive slave trials of the 1850s, bringing to vivid life the determination of the fugitives, the radical tactics of their rescuers, the brutal doggedness of the slavehunters, and the tortuous response of the federal courts. These cases underscore the crucial role that runaway slaves played in building the tensions that led to the Civil War, and they show us how #x1C;civil disobedience#x1D; developed as a legal defense. As they unfold we can also see how such trials-whether of rescuers or of the slaves themselves-helped build the northern anti-slavery movement, even as they pushed southern firebrands closer to secession. How could something so evil be treated so routinely by just men? The answer says much about how deeply the institution of slavery had penetrated American life even in free states. Fugitive Justice powerfully illuminates this painful episode in American history, and its role in the nation#x19;s inexorable march to war
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374132
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Lubet, Steven
Dewey number
342.7308/7
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Trials (Political crimes and offenses)
  • United States.
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slavery
  • Antislavery movements
  • Loring, Edward G.
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runaways, rescuers, and slavery on trial
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Fugitive justice : runaways, rescuers, and slavery on trial, Steven Lubet
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Slavery and the Constitution -- The Missouri equilibrium -- The compromise of 1850 -- But we have no country -- A traitorous combination -- Prosecution at Independence Hall -- Sir, did you hear it? -- Athens of America -- Kidnapping again! -- The height of cruelty -- Judge Loring's predicament -- Freedom on the Western reserve -- The son betrays and the father indicts -- Votaries of the higher law -- An irrepressible conflict
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780674047044
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010012950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)555658518
  • ocn555658518
  • OCoLC
Label
Fugitive justice : runaways, rescuers, and slavery on trial, Steven Lubet
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slavery and the Constitution -- The Missouri equilibrium -- The compromise of 1850 -- But we have no country -- A traitorous combination -- Prosecution at Independence Hall -- Sir, did you hear it? -- Athens of America -- Kidnapping again! -- The height of cruelty -- Judge Loring's predicament -- Freedom on the Western reserve -- The son betrays and the father indicts -- Votaries of the higher law -- An irrepressible conflict
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780674047044
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010012950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)555658518
  • ocn555658518
  • OCoLC

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