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The Fugitive Slave Act & The 'Struggle For America's Soul'

Author Andrew Delbanco says the 1850 law paved the way for the Civil War by endangering the lives of both escaped slaves and free black men and women in the North. His book is 'The War Before The War.'

Also, film critic Justin Chang reviews the psychological thriller 'Burning.'

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