American Experience Fugitive Slave Act
The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 made the hunting down of escaped slaves full legal. Details
Program: American Experience
Episode: Fugitive Slave Act
The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 made the hunting down of escaped slaves, even in free states, fully legal. To abolitionists, this represented a huge blow to their efforts. Not only had the federal government endorsed slavery, but it had also committed to preserving the institution indefinitely.• Visit the Fugitive Slave Act webpage
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Premiere Date: 01/08/2013
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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