This collection of runaway slave notices from Virginia highlights the plight of African Americans fleeing bondage in early nineteenth century Virginia. Presented in modern type, the advertisements appear exactly as published. The preface situates these advertisements historically, and indicates the significance of the collection for studies of African American history, the history of slavery, and resistance to slavery in early American culture. The advertisements are presented chronologically and index by slave and master. This collection of historical documentation will be valuable to scholars interested in the history of slavery and resistance in America.
A collection of runaway slave notices from Virginia in which each advertisement appears exactly as published except for the modern type. The documents are presented chronologically and by the publication in which they appeared and are indexed by slave and by master. The volume lacks any discussion of the historical and cultural significance of the advertisements. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.