When Property Flees is a novel of courage. It tells of the lives and struggles of people in two farming communities, one in southern Ohio and the other across the Ohio River in northern Kentucky. It tells of lives threatened by cruelty and hatred and of people's fight for dignity when their neighbors, their government, and its laws are against them. When Property Flees looks beyond the romantic legend of the Underground Railroad. Through the story of an enslaved family's desperate flight, we meet fellow travelers, helpers both eager and reluctant, and pursuers, and we come to understand the issue of slavery from these complicated perspectives.When Property Flees offers insights into the political, economic, religious, cultural, and moral issues fiercely dividing the United States in the years leading quickly to the Civil War.