History Alive

Season 2 Episode 5

Slave Catchers, Slave Resistors

Aired Unknown Feb 08, 2007 on The History Channel
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Slave Catchers, Slave Resistors
This 2-hour special features stories about slave catchers and slave resistance, from the colonial era through the Civil War and its aftermath. Slavery was built on a brutal system of slave policing--enforced by armed community patrols, paid slave catchers, and federal law. And most of us think that slave catchers were always successful. But the bounty hunters' bloodhounds occasionally lost against the intelligence and courage of the enslaved.moreless

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