Laboratory of democracy
Special | 1h 5s
In response to the repugnant Fugitive Slave Law, Wisconsinites refuse to hand over runaway slave, Joshua Glover. This event led to the birth of the Republican Party, an anti-slavery party. Railroads wielded great power over Wisconsin politics. The Granger Movement arose to combat the corrupt railroad industry, leading to numerous reforms.
Aired: 05/13/98Video has closed captioning.