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How Fugitive Slaves Exposed the Idea of the ‘United’ States as a Lie...

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Comment by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on December 9, 2018 at 11:49am

In other words, this is a story about compromises — and a riveting, unsettling one at that. The subtitle gives advance warning of how all that bargaining ended up: “Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul From the Revolution to the Civil War.” Delbanco chose to focus his account on fugitive slaves because their plight, he says, “exposed the idea of the ‘united’ states as a lie.”

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