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Underground: Season 2, Ep. 2, "Things Unsaid" Recap *SPOILERS*

We start off with the guy from last week who was teaching himself to read. He was sounding out the word “soldier.” We see him come in and write something on a piece of paper for his wife. 760 more words


Patricia Polacco part 4

I’m slowly working towards my goal of reading all of the Patricia Polacco books in the school library. I read 4 more today and loved them. 282 more words

Children's Books

Guest Review: Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave

Guest reviewer Shana L. Haines is an Assistant Professor of English at Tidewater Community College in Portsmouth, Virginia. She is currently a Ph.D student in American Studies at William and Mary focusing on Race, Law, and Literature. 884 more words


Free State of Jones

By LtCol Mike Christy

“Free State of Jones,” released into theaters on June 24, 2016, tells the real-life story of defiant Southern farmer, Newton Knight and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. 2,312 more words

Anarchy, Swamp, and Utopia - Jesse Walker

Archeologists offer a new look at a secretive settlement of runaway slaves.

In Seeing Like a State and The Art of Not Being Governed, the anthropologist and political scientist James C. 144 more words


Following the drinkin' gourd? OTD, 1831

The clip below is taken from the Torch Light and Advertiser (Hagerstown, Maryland), from September 8, 1831, but the subject of the clipping is a slave named Paul Taylor, who escaped from Frederick County, in the Shenandoah Valley. 76 more words

Shenandoah Valley History

List of Slaves Harbored by the Enemy

Testimony given by William Beeman of Gates County, North Carolina listing the names, ages and monetary value of his slaves that ran away at the onset of the Civil War. 411 more words

African-American Genealogy