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Abraham Galloway; Slave, Bricklayer, Fugitive, Abolitionist, Spy,…

…(aka BMI-ster), Guide, Recruiter, Organizer, Political Activist, Firebrand, Military Leader, Crusader for Women’s Rights, Senator…¬†and dead before the age of 34. Now that is a life! Abraham Galloway, born enslaved, freed himself and was an important figure in the Union

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Another Father and Son, July 6th, 1863 or; 19 year-old sons

So sad listening again to the Gettysburg story of Sam Wilkeson writing beside the body of his 19 year-old son. Another 19 year-old son wrote to his father that day. Charles Douglass’s letter to his father, Frederick Douglass, reports his

Posted in Digital Storytelling, Discussion, Primary Sources

Linking to Humiston

I am seeing a photo analysis as part of a lesson plan here and asking my students to bring in their photos to compare with this one.

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Mid-19 Century United States in Global Perspective?

The bidirectional nature of the UGRR The Northern states rights battles and nullification attempt Harriet Scott as the primary force driving the Dred Scott Case onward Publicizing the UGRR for fundraising purposes Are all ideas that are running around inside

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House Divided Project

Course Professor
Matthew Pinsker:
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA 17013

Course Producer
Lance Warren:
Gilder Lehrman Institute
New York, NY 10036