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Following the tragic death of her young son and moved by the plight of slave families being torn apart by the Fugitive Slave Law, Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin". AMERICAN... 02:56
A peak at the first chapter of "The Abolitionists, Part 1", premiering January 8, 2013 at 9/8c on PBS. Learn more: www.pbs.org Subscribe to American Experience YouTube: www.youtube.com American... 10:17
Angelina Grimké, the outspoken daughter of a wealthy Charleston, South Carolina plantation family, believed that slavery was a sin and a stain on the nation. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE's "The... 03:00
The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 made the hunting down of escaped slaves full legal. 02:19