Teach My Book: Richard Blackett’s, The Captive’s Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the Politics of Slavery

Teaching United States History is excited to present Teach My Book, a series of posts where distinguished authors reflect on their work and how instructors might integrate their insights into the classroom. Our thoughts today come from┬áRichard Blackett, Andrew Jackson Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, the author of┬áThe Captive’s Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves,…