Fugitive Slaves on the Atlantic and Southern

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    encouraged; nevertheless, formal citations are unnecessary for this assignment. A page number
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For several months during the war, General Neal Dow “ruled Pensacola with an iron fist” (166)

Based on your reading of chapters 3-6 in Aiming for
Pensacola: Fugitive Slaves on the Atlantic and Southern
Frontiers, describe (1) what made Pensacola an exceptional
southern city in the decades before the Civil War and (2) the
significant role that fugitive slaves and their allies played in
undermining and eventually destroying slavery in the city
and surrounding areas both before and during that conflict.

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