Escaping Slavery, U.S. South, 1850s

Description

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

Source

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)

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

NW0197

Spatial Coverage

North America

Citation

"Escaping Slavery, U.S. South, 1850s", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 16, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1295
Caption, running away; fugitives trying to elude white captors. The Fugitive Slave Act (1850) authorized slave catchers to track down runaway slaves.
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