Authors: Susan Stessin-Cohn and Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini
523 archival newspaper notices for runaway slaves, plus 15 notices for slaves captured, 9 notices for slaves for sale, and 2 notices offering to purchase slaves, all with full transcriptions. Includes 9 tables analyzing the data in the 512 notices for runaways from Hudson Valley enslavers, glossary, indexes of names, locations, and subjects, 36 illustrations, 5 maps. In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York's Hudson River Valley documents 607 fugitives from slavery in the 18th and 19th-century Hudson River Valley region of New York State through the reproduction and transcription of 512 archival newspaper notices for runaway slaves placed by their enslavers or agents. Also included are notices advertising slaves captured, notices advertising slaves for sale, notices offering to purchase slaves, and selected runaway notices from outside the Hudson River Valley region. Nine tables analyze the data in the 512 notices for runaways from Hudson Valley enslavers, and the book includes a glossary, indexes of names, locations, and subjects, 36 illustrations, 5 maps from the 18th and 19th centuries, and a foreword by A.J. Williams-Myers, Black Studies Department, SUNY at New Paltz.
Paperback: 346 pages
Publisher: Black Dome Press