The Fugitive Slave Law and the Crisis Over Immigration Policy: Assessing a Forgotten Legacy

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The Fugitive Slave Law and the Crisis Over Immigration Policy: Assessing a Forgotten Legacy

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The controversial 1850 Fugitive Slave Law provoked a bitter national debate over open borders, due process, family separation, federal power and northern states’ rights. Our panelists will discuss those earlier controversies and assess how they might offer important insights or perspective for the current and increasingly intense debates over Trump Administration immigration policies. A book sale and signing will follow.

Panelists include: Richard Blackett, Vanderbilt University; Andrew Delbanco, Columbia University; Judy Giesberg, Villanova University; and Matthew Pinsker (moderator), Dickinson College. This event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the House Divided Project and co-sponsored by the Departments of History and American Studies and the Program in Policy Studies.

Publication Date

9-17-2018

Department

History

Keywords

Fugitive Slave Law, immigration policy

Disciplines

American Studies | History | Immigration Law | Political History | United States History

The Fugitive Slave Law and the Crisis Over Immigration Policy: Assessing a Forgotten Legacy
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