What happens when fugitive slaves were apprehended?
Slave owners had
the right to reclaim
slaves who ran away
to free states.
Favored the slave
This map on the left shows routes that the This map on the right shows the Ohio
slaves most likely took. As you can see River. As you can see it borders
most headed north to Canada but Mexico Kentucky (slave state) and for many
was also a ending point. runaways it led to
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois.
Slaves in Cincinnati
Jane – Marietta