Counting the Costs: Southern Planters and the Problem of Runaway Slaves, 1790-1860

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Loren L. Schweninger, Emeritus Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In our recent book Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation, John Hope Franklin and I seek to answer a number of questions about runaways: how, when, and why they ran away, where they went, how successful they were in remaining at large. We also examine the efforts of slave owners to control their human property, and the effect of runaways on the peculiar institution [Franklin and Schweninger, xiii-xv].

Additional Information

Business and Economic History: The Journal of the Business History Conference 28 (winter 1999): 267-76
Language: English
Date: 1999
Slavery, Runaways, Slave owners

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