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Nationalized Slavery: The Fugitive Slave Law

  • Historical Controversies Podcast: Season 2
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11/15/2017Chris Calton

Season 2, Episode 3. In this episode, Chris Calton looks at the horrors of fugitive slave laws, the ways government incentivized the kidnapping of free blacks, and the rise of private defense groups to fight off slavers.

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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

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