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Fugitive Slave Act and Uncle Tom's Cabin


Abolitionism and Antislavery
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
The Rise of Abolition: The Appeal To Public Opinion
The Expansion Issue: The compromise of 1850

Relevant transcripts:
The South did not believe in states' rights; the South believed in slavery.

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The Rise of Abolition: The Appeal To Public Opinion
Resource Type: Primary Source
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–96).

The Master-Slave Relationship
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
The recent scholarship on slavery explores the complex relationship between master and slave and re-examines the historical agency of slaves. In reading the slave narratives provided in this DBQ, students can assess how slaves tried to retain their dignity in the worst of circumstances.

Ran Away
Resource Type: Primary Source
This broadside promised a reward for the return of a fugitive slave.

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