Beneath the Underground: The Flight to Freedom. Icons used in advertisements for runaway slaves by the Planter's Advocate (P.G. Co., ca. 1850s)
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    Table of Contents

    All Odds Against Me:
    Baltimore Sun Runaways: 1850-1859
    Background on the Baltimore Sun
    Total Number of Runaways
    The Average Maryland Runaway
    Breakdown by County
    Time of Departure
    Opportunities for Flight
    Time to Run
    Slave Destinations: Not Always North
    How Are Runaway Ads Beneficial?
    Ok-But Why Should I Care?
    Author: Adam Tavel

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