Fugitive Slave Act cartoon, 1851


The cartoon entitled "Practical illustration of the Fugitive Slave Law" shows abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (left) holding a slave woman in one arm and pointing a pistol toward a burly slave catcher mounted on the back of Daniel Webster.

The print might have been produced in Boston, a center of bitter opposition to the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850 and 1851.

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