Census of 1860

The Fugitive Slave

The Fugitive Slave Act, passed as part of the Compromise of 1850, was intended to resolve the tension surrounding the issue of┬áslavery. Its provisions, however, ensured that it would not have such an alleviating effect.┬╣ The Act “denied the alleged fugitive any right to jury trial, not even guaranteeing it in the jurisdiction from which […]