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Learn how the Fugitive Slave Law disrupted life in states bordering the Mason Dixon line. Students see how men and women on the run from slavery organized resistance networks and leaned on each other for mutual defense.
Discover how the Fugitive Slave Law even touched those living in an abolition stronghold. Students listen to local perspectives on the law and gather evidence about its effect on the abolition movement.
Uncover the legal and moral challenges brought against the Fugitive Slave Law. Students read court documents and hear from people defying the law and the people enforcing it.