Runaway Slave Advertisements Focus of Historical Research Project





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Published on Apr 25, 2013

Before slavery was abolished, slaves often rebelled by running away—sometimes for just a short while, other times as part of a larger movement aimed at freedom. As a result, some slave owners sought to re-capture runaway slaves by placing advertisements in local newspapers.

Layla Essary tells us how these newspaper ads are being compiled by researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi to give a vivid picture of the lives of thousands of slaves living in the 1800's.

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