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Fugitive Slave Ads: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can explore the topic of "fugitive slave ads" further using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    fugitive, mulatto, negro, ran away, ranaway, reward, run away, runaway, slave, subscriber
  • The term "subscriber" found in many ads refers to the person placing the ad.
  • Use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results. To narrow your results for this topic, search between 1789-1865.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America