The phenomenon of slaves running away and seeking to gain freedom is as old
as the institution of slavery itself. In the history of slavery in the United States, ...
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When slaves ran away, their owners would offer large sums of money for their
return, making it even more difficult for the escaped slaves to find safe places to ...
Runaway slaves relied on knowledge of geography, clever disguises, tips from
Conductors and their own "motherwit" to evade hunters and catchers. Scholars ...
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According to Walter Hawkins slaves constantly talked about the possibility of
escape: "There arose in some an irrepressible desire for freedom which no
Aug 1, 2011 ... Runaway slaves and indentured servants were a persistent problem for
landowners in colonial Virginia. They fled from abusive masters, to take ...
"The hour was now come," recalls James Pennington of his escape from slavery,
"and the man must act and be free, or remain a slave for ever . . . if I did not ...
May 5, 2009 ... As many as 435,000 slaves lived in Alabama in 1860, comprising about 45
percent of the state's total population. No evidence of an organized ...
FUGITIVE SLAVES. In the treatment of the Pennsylvania negro after 1800 there is
seemingly a strange contradiction, for he was the victim of violent prejudice at ...