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The Royal Gazette (Jamaica) -19 May 1781 Page 328

The Royal Gazette (Jamaica) -19 May 1781 Page 328

Medium: Print On Paper

Date: 17881

Shelfmark: MC.384

Item number: Page 328

Length: 25.7

Width: 21

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Newspaper

A page from the Royal Gazette of Jamaica, dated 4th May 1781. This issue features some advertisements publicising runaway slaves, in some cases with rewards offered for information or the return of the 'offenders.' Running away offered the chance of a literal escape from the slavery system and was one of the few ways in which slaves could actively resist their commoditisation and the status quo.

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