Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Slave Laws.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)
The writer shares a passage from the written laws on slave behavior published in Kentucky and shared with Maryland and Virginia. The punishments for crimes committed by slaves in these states range from branding, whipping, removing of one hand, beheading, along with severed head and body parts displayed in public.
Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column
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