In the south, slavery was a oppression of the government. There were "southern defenders of slavery taunted abolitionists by arguing that wage workers in the North and England were equally slaves" and that "women were equally" treated unjustly, which means slavery was a way for the government to take advantage of their power (Balkin and Levison 1463). Slaves were constantly trying to find opportunities to escape. In Ads for Runaway Servants and Slaves (1733-72), many servants and slaves were runaways but many were caught or chose to returned to their masters because they had nowhere else to go. Many slave owners were uncertain as to why their slaves would run away because "he has been always too kindly used, if ...
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