Escaping Slavery, U.S. South, 1850s

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Image Reference

Anon., The Suppressed Book About Slavery! Prepared for Publication in 1857 (New York, 1864), facing p. 336. (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-30803)

Caption, "running away"; fugitives trying to elude white captors. The Fugitive Slave Act (1850) authorized slave catchers to track down runaway slaves.