Fugitive Slaves and Maroon Communities

  • Brent D. Shaw
Part of the The Bedford Series in History and Culture book series (BSHC)


One of the more usual modes of resistance by slaves, and one that has parallels with the aims of larger types of collective resistance such as the slave wars, was running away. To control this behavior, slave owners used threats, the services of professional slave hunters, the force of law, and the posting of information and rewards that encouraged others to arrest and return the fugitives.


Slave Owner Private Enforcer General Letter Official Notice Roman Province 
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© Bedford/St. Martin’s 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brent D. Shaw
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  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaUSA

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