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Runaway slaves being hunted

Runaway slaves being hunted


Phases in slave life – Property (slaves) being hunted to desperation . Dogs were used to hunt and recover runaway slaves, who were seen as lost property . From The White Slave or Negro life in the Slave States of America, by R Hildreth. This is a story about a mixed race slave in America. Published London, no date.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

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