Fugitive Slave Act/Uncle Tom's Cabin

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African-American History

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Fugitive Slave Act/Uncle Tom's Cabin

- First passed on September 18, 1850.- Declared that all runaway slaves who were arrested were to be returned to their original masters.- Abolitionists were infuriated; they believed that the act was another push by the slave power conspiracy.- The act stated that any federal marshal who did not arrest an alleged fugitive slave was subject to a $1,000 fine.- Many attempts were made by state legislatures to nullify the act, however none were ever successful- As a result of the act, the North and South became further isolated from one another.

Uncle Tom's Cabin

- Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, published in 1852.- The novel depicted the realities of slavery and how deplorable the conditions were; praised as the novel of the 19th century.- It is viewed as one of the primary causes of the Civil War, as it fueled Abolitionist movements to take action and put an end to slavery.

The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

Warrant - Uncle Tom's Cabin



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