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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, 1850.
The escape of Henry Brown from Richmond to Philadelphia via Adams' Express, in a box labelled 'This side up with care'; Frederick Douglass is second from left. Lithograph, 1850.
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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD MAP.
Nineteenth-century map showing the lines of the Underground Railroad in part of Pennsylvania, a free state bordering the slave states of Maryland and Delaware.
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LOUISIANA: FUGITIVE SLAVES.
Escaped slaves hiding under a lean-to in the swamps of Louisiana. Wood engraving by James L. Langridge, c1873.
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RUSSIA: CONVICTS, c1885.
Three escaped Russian convicts standing in a field in Siberia. Photographed c1885.
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RUNAWAY SLAVE HUNT, c1860.
'Shooting Scene.' A group of mounted pursuers and their hounds have treed a runaway slave in the American south. Wood engraving, c1860.
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ELLEN CRAFT (b.1826).
American fugitive from slavery. Wood engraving, English, 1851.
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PEOPLE.
Dutch Guyana Etchings from the 18th century Military action against settlements of fugitive Maroons in the jungle Dutch soldiers are crossing a river - etching - around 1800.
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POLISH REBELS, 1831.
As their mother pleads in vain, the six and nine year old sons of the fugitive Polish rebel leader Przeciszeski are led away by Russian soldiers on the orders of Czar Nicholas I, 1831, following the suppression of the rebellion that had broken out in Russian Poland the previous year.
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FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT, c1850.
'Operations of the Fugitive-Slave Law.' A fugitive slave captured by his owner. Engraving, c1850.
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CLEMENS: HUCK FINN, 1885.
Drawing by Edward Windsor Kemble for an American edition of Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' 1885.
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RUNAWAY SLAVE, 1840.
'Hunting slaves with dogs and guns.' Engraving from the American Anti-Slavery Almanac, 1840.
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RELIGIOUS FUGITIVES.
Fugitives for conscience sake (Huguenots or Walloons) leaving the Flemish coast for America, early 17th century. Steel engraving, English, 1880, after a painting by Charles Joseph Staniland.
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AMERICAN COMMUNISTS, 1939.
'The Marooned Maroon.' American cartoon, 1939, depicting the American Communist Party as politically stranded in the aftermath of the Nazi-Soviet non-agression pact, with no protection against the investigations of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (the 'Dies Committee').
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ABRAHAM (c1790-?).
An African-American slave interpreter who escaped to live with the Muskogee Seminole Native Americans in Florida and later served as an interpreter between the Seminoles and the U.S. Army. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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CARIBBEAN SLAVERY, c1800.
A maroon or runaway slave on a Caribbean Island. Engraving, c1800.
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JAMAICA: RUNAWAY SLAVE.
Leonard Parkinson, active c1795, the Jamaican runaway slave turned guerilla leader. Steel engraving, 19th century.
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RUNAWAY SLAVE AD, 1838.
American newspaper advertisment offering a reward for Henry May, a runaway slave. Newspaper, 1838.
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CIVIL WAR: FUGITIVES, 1862.
Fugitive slaves fording the Rappahannock River, Virginia, August 1862. Oil over a photograph by Timothy H. O'Sullivan.
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SLAVE: FUGITIVE SLAVE AD.
Typefounder's cut used in advertisements for fugitive slaves.
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FREDERICK DOUGLASS (c1817-1895).
American abolitionist. Wood engraving from 'The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass,' 1882.
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SLAVE HUNT, 19th CENTURY.
A slave hunt in the American South. Wood engraving, English, 19th century.
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PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, 1773.
Detail of a page from Benjamin Franklin's newspaper, published in Philadelphia, with announcements of property to be sold and rented and of rewards for the capture of runaway slaves, referred to as servants.
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0094512
CLEMENS: HUCK FINN, 1885.
Drawing by Edward Windsor Kemble for an American edition of Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,' 1885.
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UNCLE TOM'S CABIN, 1852.
The runaway slave Scipio hunted by a mob, as his master, St. Clare, tries to prevent his death by buying Scipio again. Engraving after George Cruikshank from the first English edition, 1883, of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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NOTICE: RUNAWAY SERVANT.
A facsimile notice in a Colonial Williamsburg shop window, in which a saddler of the 18th century describes his runaway indentured servant and offers 'four pistoles above what the law allows' for his safe return. Photographed in 2006. Credit: Erik Falkensteen / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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PURITAN FLIGHT.
The attempted flight of Puritans from England. Line engraving, 19th century.
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FUGITIVE SLAVES, 1862.
'Slaves escaping through the swamp.' Oil painting by Thomas Moran, 1862.
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ANTHONY BURNS (1834-1862).
American slave. A Boston poster of 26 May 1854 announcing a public meeting to discuss the arrest of Burns on 24 May and his forthcoming trial under the Fugitive Slave Law.
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FUGITIVE SLAVES, 1872.
Escape from the eastern shore of Maryland before the Civil War. Engraving, 1872.
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TRACKING FUGITIVES, 1711.
Tuscarora Indians tracking fugitive European colonists in eastern North Carolina at the beginning of the Tuscarora War (1711-1715). Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0093151
CLEMENS: HUCK FINN.
Drawing by Edward Windsor Kemble for the 1885 American edition of Mark Twain's 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.'
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0082627
TRACKING FUGITIVES, 1711.
Tuscarora Indians tracking fugitive European colonists in eastern North Carolina at the beginning of the Tuscarora War (1711-1715). Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0018125
PAUL MUNI (1895-1967).
American (Austrian-born) actor. Scene from 'I am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang,' 1932.
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SEMINOLES: BLACK SCOUTS.
Three Seminole Negro Indian scouts for the U.S. Army, who served as trackers during the Native American wars of the late-19th century.
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DECORATIVE ARTS.
Louis Philippe style Cuban upholstered mahogany armchair with removable seat, one of pair, France, 19th century Full credit: De Agostini / J. M. Zuber / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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DECORATIVE ARTS.
Restoration style (Charles X) ash fainting couch with amaranth inlays, France, 19th century Full credit: De Agostini / J. M. Zuber / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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0072511
AARON BURR ARRESTED, 1807.
The arrest of Aaron Burr (1756-1836) for treason in 1807 as he attempted to flee the United States to Spanish territory. Steel engraving, American, c1850.
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FUGITIVE SLAVE.
A runaway slave wearing a belled slave collar. Engraving, 19th century.
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FUGITIVE SLAVE.
19th century typefounder's cut used in advertisements for fugitive slaves.
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ABRAM GALLOWAY
(c1835-c1870). American fugitive slave and politician. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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