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HS Unit I: Free But Far From Equal: The African American Experience in Massachusetts, 1780–1863 Lesson D: The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850: A Case Study of Resistance
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RESOURCES

Lift Ev'ry Voice, Vol. 3 of Making Freedom: African Americans in U.S. History, by Primary Source (Heinemann, 2004) is a curriculum sourcebook for teachers that includes hundreds of primary sources on an accompanying CD. Vol. 3 contains a lesson on the Fugitive Slave Act and rescues that occurred in Wisconsin and Ohio.

The Dirksen Congressional History Center's online lesson explores the events leading to the Compromise of 1850.

BOOKS

Shadrach Minkins: From Fugitive Slave to Citizen, by Gary Collison (Harvard University Press, 1997).

LINKS

On civil disobedience

Links to the Anthony Burns case:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh//aia/part4/4p2915.html

http://www.nps.gov/boaf/anthonyburns.htm

http://www.massteacher.org/teaching/links/burns.cfm

Anthony Burns: A History, published in 1856.

Biographies of prominent abolitionists, including Ellen and William Craft, Wendell Phillips and Lewis Hayden

Wendell Phillips