WPT Documentaries

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: 05/13/98

Rating: TV-G

Video has closed captioning.

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