Ngrams 1860

For the ngrams that I ran, there seemed to be a similarities in regard to certain words and the contexts in which they are used. Words such as negro, mulatto, and other words determining race or complexion were typically used before a noun describing the sex of the runaway. Many of these words were used as physical descriptors. The word “says” was often used to determine who the runaway alleged to be and where they were coming from. “Says” was typically used in the Gazette. Texas was often used as a geographical descriptor of where the slave was coming from.

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