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Fugitive Justice

Runaways, Rescuers, and Slavery on Trial

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674047044

Publication Date: 11/08/2010


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


  • Introduction
  • 1. Slavery and the Constitution
  • 2. The Missouri Equilibrium
  • 3. The Compromise of 1850
  • 4. But We Have No Country
  • 5. A Traitorous Combination
  • 6. Prosecution at Independence Hall
  • 7. Sir—Did You Hear It?
  • 8. Athens of America
  • 9. Kidnapping Again!
  • 10. The Height of Cruelty
  • 11. Judge Loring’s Predicament
  • 12. Freedom on the Western Reserve
  • 13. The Son Betrays and the Father Indicts
  • 14. Votaries of the Higher Law
  • 15. An Irrepressible Conflict
  • Epilogue: Harpers Ferry and Beyond
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Honorable Mention, 2010 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History, Langum Charitable Trust
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