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Fugitivism : escaping slavery in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1820-1860

Author: S Charles Bolton
Publisher: Fayetteville, AR : The University of Arkansas Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains how escapees from slavery made use of steamboat transportation, how urban runaways differed from their rural counterparts, how enslaved people were victimized by slave stealers, and how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bolton, S. Charles, author.
Fugitivism
Fayetteville, AR : The University of Arkansas Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018056149
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Charles Bolton
ISBN: 9781682260999 1682260992
OCLC Number: 1076412951
Description: x, 302 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The honest growler and absentee slaves --
Like ants into a pantry --
I had rather a negro do anything else than runaway --
De boat am in de water --
The urban runaway --
Stealing slaves to sell or save --
Each one is made a policeman --
Federal fugitives, the kidnapper captain, and gruesome stories --
Post script
Other Titles: Escaping slavery in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1820-1860
Responsibility: S. Charles Bolton.

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With profound insight and deep research, Fugitivism is a brilliant and comprehensive analysis of the role of escaped slaves in Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley. It reveals complexities and Read more...

 
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