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Title: Voice of the Fugitive - May 6, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer comments on the story of a free African American man who purchased his wife to free her from slavery. When this man fell into debt, however, his wife and children were seized as part of his property and sold to repay his debts. The writer questions the definition of freedom in cases like this.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; Slavery--women; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: family; female; freedom; Fugitive Slave Law; Goldsboro; law; New York Post; North Carolina; property; women

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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