The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War
Ohio University Press, 31 dic. 2006 - 272 páginas
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.
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2 The Fugitive Slave Act
3 The Disappearance of Joshua Glover
4 Citizenship and the Duty to Resist
5 The Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Fugitive Slave Act
6 The Constitution before the People
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