Figure 1: Image of 1800s Runaway Slave Named Nelson, blogspot.com, 12 Dec., 1861. Web. 31 Jan., 2013 The poster above (fig. 1) shows the reward and conditions of recovering a run-away slave by the name of Nelson in the era before the abolishment of slavery. 100 US dollars was a good incentive for recapturing fugitive slaves in the past. For this reason, there arose a breed of people that worked in plantations as slave masters who corrected and retrieved the wayward slaves. As Americans were eager to build a nation of people that were loyal to Biblical principles, some of the major problems that the pre-dominantly male chauvinistic society faced were the run-away slaves, disobedient wives and children that were not loyal to the teachings of their parents (Hoffman, Gjerde and Blum 53). The slave masters who
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