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.