The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was an inclusion into the Compromise of 1850 in order to appease southern states. Learn how the act impacted runaway slaves and its contribution to the arrival of the... In 1649 a law extended serfdom to all peasants in the realm, giving lords unrestricted rights over their serfs and establishing penalties for harboring runaways. Social and religious uprisings among the poor and oppressed continued through the seventeenth century.
The sleepy town of Barksdale, Louisiana isn’t known for much: except for its unusually high rate of disappearances. When the daughter of a prominent businessman and a wealthy debutante vanishes, Reese Lindley returns to her hometown to cover the case for her podcast.