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    California for the Fugitive Slave Law: A Good Choice?

    Historian William W. Freehling asserts that in the Compromise of 1850, "southern congressmen surrendered California to the North in exchange for a new Fugitive Slave Law." William W. Freehling, The Reintegration of American History: Slavery and the Civil War. (New York: Oxford University Press...
  2. Pat Young

    The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War by Andrew Delbanco

    The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War by Andrew Delbanco published by Penguin (2018) 463 pages $30.00 Hardcover $14.99 Kindle. While White Americans often boasted of their "United States" during the early years of the...
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