Archive | Enslavement

encompasses the raid by John Brown in 1859 at Harpers Ferry, Virginia; his trial, his execution and those of his men; includes Census records of escapes by the enslaved in Jefferson County, records of free blacks, and the persons who owned the most people or “slaves” in Jefferson County in 1860, includes the status of free and enslaved blacks during the war and after the war in Jefferson County

Lincoln’s Lasting Moment, October, 1862 by Jim Surkamp

Made possible with the generous support of American Public University System, offering an affordable, quality online education. More . . . Videos of Civilwarscholars.com by Jim Surkamp are meant to encourage learning and discussion and in no way reflect modern-day policies of APUS. VIDEO: Lincoln’s Moment, October, 1862 by Jim Surkamp. Click here. TRT: 7:17. [...]

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African-American Dick Morris and his “Owner” Ambrose Hite Ranson by Jim Surkamp

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George Johnson’s Escape To Freedom by Jim Surkamp

Made possible with the generous support of American Public University System, providing an affordable, quality, online education. The video and post do not reflect any modern-day policies or positions of American Public University System, and their content is intended to encourge discussion and better understanding of the past. More . . . George Johnson VIDEO: [...]

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