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Runaway Slave Newspaper Advertisements

 

Original Source:
"American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses"
Theodore D. Weld
224 p., ill.
NEW YORK: PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY, OFFICE, No. 143 NASSAU STREET.
1839.

Pages 77 - 84 of this book are quoted below.

    The whole book is available online at the "Documenting the American South" website, at http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/weld/weld.html
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These are actual advertisments for runaway slaves posted by their owners in the newspapers of the times. These particular notices were chosen by the original author of the book to highlight owners' cruelty to their slaves.

As a warning, these are pretty graphic and if you don't have a strong stomach, don't continue reading.


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