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The Fugitive Slave Acts of 1793 and 1850: Law as a Tool of Oppression

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On February 12, 1793, Congress passed the first Fugitive Slave Act entitled, “An act respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters.” On September 18, 1850, the second Fugitive Slave Act entitled, “An Act to amend, and supplementary to the act” of 1793, was approved by President Millard Fillmore. These two […]

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