New Data Story: Claiming a Runaway Slave in the Holy Roman Empire: The Case of Samuel Johannes (1754)
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Our newest Data Story by Josef Köstlbauer follows the traces of a Runaway Slave in the Holy Roman Empire. Based on a variety of sources, it tells the story of Samuel Johannes’ exit from and eventual reentry into a coercive labour relation, and utilises semantic analysis to explore labels, mechanisms of coercion and interactions between different forms of dependency in early modern European societies.