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Slavery in colonial newspapers
Slavery in colonial newspapers
Slavery in colonial newspapers
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Slavery in colonial newspapers

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  • 1. Fugitive Slaves in Colonial Newspapers By: Bryan Poepperling
  • 2. American Slavery
    • The first slave in Virginia in 1619
    • problems between slave and master
    • Who was the “better buy” for a southern plantation owner
  • 3. Young Black Male Slaves
    • A more valuable asset to the work force
    • A greater risk to owners
    • More rebellious in nature, and ran away more often
  • 4. Highest Sellers
    • Black male Slaves
    • Skilled and Semi-Skilled
    • Skilled slaves had tools and means to run away
  • 5. Slave Women
    • Not much alarm for rebelliousness
    • Field and domestic work kept women from running away
    • Rarely would slave mothers run away
  • 6. Colonial Newspapers
    • Runaways were described as mid-aged black males
    • age, size, build, height, or scars on their bodies
    • quick-witted, intelligent, deceptive, and calculating
  • 7. Vying for Control
    • slaves were vicious, turbulent, and violent
    • Strict, consistent management was necessary
    • control problems and a significant loss in time and money
  • 8. Summary
    • Runaways were mid-aged, courageous, intelligent male slaves
    • Newspapers were flooded with ads for runaways
    • The problems with runaways never ceased

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