Take, for instance, the fugitive slave issue.
He therefore that forsakes the law, is a fugitive.
Yet more than one fugitive had tried to do just that.
Ward himself became involved in the rescue of a fugitive slave in 1851.
In Milwaukee, a fugitive named Joshua Glover, who had escaped from St.
This was a moral disaster for our country, and a terror for fugitive slaves.
Outstanding selections from the magazine were collected in the Fugitive Anthology (1928).
The upshot was that distant Canada became the only truly safe destination for fugitive slaves.
The authorities did not discover the swap until the fugitive was captured more than a year after his escape.
He had once risked his life to rescue a fugitive slave, and she was, in her way, also a fugitive.
Delbanco chose to focus his account on fugitive slaves because their plight, he says, “exposed the idea of the ‘united’ states as a lie.”
The most disputed provision in the agreement was a law requiring the return of fugitive slaves (see Fugitive Slave Acts).
In 1850, responding to slaveholders’ outcries, Congress passed a Fugitive Slave Act that strengthened the federal mandate for arresting and returning escapees.
“They knew full well that this fugitive must be a bandit; but there is an innate sympathy between the Roman brigand and the Roman peasant and the latter is always ready to aid the former.
Constitution in authorizing any federal district judge or circuit court judge, or any state magistrate, to decide finally and without a jury trial the status of an alleged fugitive slave.
Over all, Delbanco’s account is accurate as well as vivid (although I wish he hadn’t garbled the details of the adoption of the fugitive slave clause in 1787, the book’s most serious lapse).
The Chilean’s ethos was all about capturing spontaneous, fugitive moments – and what could be more iconically fugitive, more quintessentially fleeting, than Trafalgar Square’s pigeons?
I have never hesitated to say, and I do not now hesitate to say, that I think, under the Constitution of the United States, the people of the Southern States are entitled to a Congressional Fugitive Slave Law.
One study that examined advertisements in newspapers in the early 1800s calling for the return of fugitive slaves noted that 76 percent of all fugitive slaves were younger than age 35, and 89 percent were male.
Wisconsin (as well as several other Northern states), however, had responded to the federal act by passing a “personal liberty law,” severely impeding enforcement by federal authorities of the Fugitive Slave Act within its borders.
- someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
Example: fugitives from the sweatshops
- lasting for a markedly brief time
- someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
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