A fugitive slavery advertisement is something that I never knew had existed. I found it pretty shocking to learn that these advertisements were made. Slavery on its own is awful enough, but these advertisements are similar, in my opinion, to what people now make for their lost pets… minus the abuse. So these people were looked at as less than animals. As we learn about slavery, I am still amazed that this type of behavior toward another person was completely acceptable at one point in time. It’s very interesting to see how society, for the most part, has positively evolved over time.