Principles of '98

The blog of Derek J. Sheriff. History and current events through the lens of 1798.

The Untold History of Nullification: Resisting Slavery

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“Terribly conflicted about race, Americans struggled mightily with a revolutionary heritage that sanctified liberty but also brooked compromise with slavery. Nevertheless, as The Rescue of Joshua Glover demonstrates, they maintained the principle that the people themselves were the last defenders of constitutional liberty…”


The government of Wisconsin went even further and in 1854 officially declared the Fugitive Slave Act to be unconstitutional. The events that lead up to this monumental decision, which is a milestone in the history of the states’ rights tradition, is one of the best stories most Americans have never heard.

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Written by Derek Sheriff

March 12, 2010 at 11:28 pm

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