Fight for Freedom: The Anthony Burns Affair

By: Mike Maharrey On May 24, 1854, federal marshals arrested Anthony Burns, kicking off one of the most famous fugitive slave – and nullification – cases in U.S. history. Burns ultimately ...

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The 1859 Oberlin Trial: A Victory for the Higher Law

By: TJ Martinell Months prior to John Brown’s infamous 1859 raid on Harper’s Ferry, a trial took place rooted in the same issues of slavery and federal enforcement that, while ultimately ...

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