Fugitive Slave Law Primary Source Documents & Background

Fugitive Slave Law Primary Source Documents & Background
Fugitive Slave Law Primary Source Documents & Background
Fugitive Slave Law Primary Source Documents & Background
Fugitive Slave Law Primary Source Documents & Background
Fugitive Slave Law Primary Source Documents & Background
Fugitive Slave Law Primary Source Documents & Background
Fugitive Slave Law Primary Source Documents & Background
Fugitive Slave Law Primary Source Documents & Background
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These primary source documents will transport your students to antebellum America as they explore the way northern states helped southern slave owners kidnap and transport runaways back to their enslavers. Students will be aghast at the dehumanizing way slave owners wrote about the people they enslaved.

Use this text set to teach about:

  • The Fugitive Slave Law
  • Causes of the Civil War
  • Northern support of slave states
  • Slavery
  • Structural racism
  • Abolitionists
  • Free northern African Americans kidnapped and enslaved

This primary source text set includes:

  • 3 original advertisements for runaway slaves
  • 1 cautionary poster warning northern black people of kidnappers
  • 4 transcribed advertisements for runaway slaves
  • 1 half-page historical background of the Fugitive Slave Law (secondary text)
  • These documents were originally compiled for a 7th grade US History course, but could easily be used for any middle school grades (6th grade, 8th grade) OR for high school-level US History courses (9th, 10th 11th, 12th).

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