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

The Collar of Iron by Jim Surkamp

The Collar of Iron by Jim Surkamp. Click Here. TRT: 5:37. Back around 1997, I drove to Boonsboro to visit the Boonsboro Museum of History, the labor of love of Doug Bast – a house stuffed to the rafters with Civil War swords, bullets, clothes, massive arrays of exotic historic bric a brac. When Filmmaker [...]

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African-American Dick Morris and his “Owner” Ambrose Hite Ranson 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 encourage discussion and better understanding of the past. More . . . Dick Morris and [...]

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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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Sukey Richardson and Her “Defiant” Bonnet by Jim Surkamp

Sukey Richardson and the “Defiant” Bonnet. Click Here. TRT: 16:39. Flickr Set: Click Here. 39 Images Made possible with the community-minded support of American Public University System, providing an affordable, quality, online education. Views and interpretations of any posts and videos of civilwarscholars.com are meant to educate and encourage discussion and do not in any [...]

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