Who me? Couldn't be.

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Who me? Couldn't be.

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Who Me? Couldn’t Be.

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The phenomenon of slaves running away and seeking to gain freedom is as old as the institution of slavery itself.

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In the history of slavery in the United States, "fugitive slaves" (also known as runaway slaves) were slaves who left their master and traveled without authorization; generally they tried to reach states or territories where slavery was banned, including Canada.

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Most slave law tried to control slave travel by requiring them to carry official passes if traveling without a master.

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Fugitive slaves early in U.S. were sought out just as they were through the Fugitive slave law years, but early efforts included only Wanted posters, flyers etc.

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when the slaves were found gone, most masters did everything they could to find their lost “property.”

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Flyers would be put up, posses to find him/her would be sent out, and under the new Fugitive Slave Act they could now send federal marshals into the north to extract them.

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This new law also brought up bounty hunters to the game of returning slaves to their masters; a “slave” who had already been freed could be brought back into the south to be sold back into slavery if he/she was without freedom papers.

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In 1851 there was a case of a black coffeehouse waiter who was snatched by federal marshals on behalf of John Debree, who claimed the man to be his property.

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