Fugitive Slaves Acts of 1793 and 1850

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This selection provides an overview of two laws dealing with fugitives from slavery. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 establishes monetary penalties for protecting fugitives. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 addresses the same topic but is more detailed. (Holt Elements of Literature, 2008)

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