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        The Abolitionists: Defying the Fugitive Slave Law

        The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 (aka Fugitive Slave Act) required Free states to follow the law of Slave states. Outrage and rebellion against this federal law was fueled by the success of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin. Video from, American Experience: "Abolitionists."

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