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The rescue of Joshua Glover [electronic resource] : a fugitive slave, the constitution, and the coming of the civil war / H. Robert Baker.

Author:
Baker, H. Robert [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2006.
Description:
1 online resource (xiv, 260 pages) : illustrations.
Series:
  • Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest. [More in this series]
  • Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the midwest
Summary note:
On March 11, 1854, the people of Wisconsin prevented agents of the federal government from carrying away the fugitive slave, Joshua Glover. Assembling in mass outside the Milwaukee courthouse, they demanded that the federal officers respect his civil liberties as they would those of any other citizen of the state. When the officers refused, the crowd took matters into its own hands and rescued Joshua Glover. The federal government brought his rescuers to trial, but the Wisconsin Supreme Court intervened and took the bold step of ruling the Fugitive Slave Act unconstitutional. The Rescue o.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-251) and index.
Source of description:
Print version record.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • History.
  • Trials, litigation, etc.
ISBN:
  • 9780821442142 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0821442147 ((electronic bk.))
  • ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
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