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Explanatory Essays

Personal Profiles







National Endowment for the Humanities
An NEH grant allowed the expansion of the original Virginia Runaways Project into the Geography of Slavery in Virginia Project.

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Sponsors at the University of Virginia:

Center for Technology and Teacher Education

Electronic Text Center

Virginia Center for Digital History


Tom Costa
The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Current Staff

Matt Carter
Emily Hale
Elijah Helton
John Mooney
Jennifer Muter

Previous Staff

Fred Allen
Ritchie Deel
Jason Edwards
Nathan Hood


Jerome Handler
T. Cary Johnson, Jr.
Joseph C. Miller
Amy Murrell
David Seaman
Randy Shiflett
William G. Thomas III

Special thanks to Lathan Algerna Windley, whose four-volume compilation of runaway ads
(Greenwood Press, Westport CT, 1983) was the inspiration for this project.