Escaping Slavery, U.S. South, 1850s
Caption, running away; fugitives trying to elude white captors. The Fugitive Slave Act (1850) authorized slave catchers to track down runaway slaves.
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)
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