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The Mighty Myth of the Happy Plantation by Jim Surkamp
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A Cradle of American Values: The Lower (northern) Shenandoah Valley in 18th Century
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Mr. Hall Showed Us How to Make Things – Lots of Them, and Quickly by Jim Surkamp
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Mary Mitchell Remembers Shepherdstown & Copenhagen (1850s)
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Farm Life 1850s – A.R.H. Ranson Tells, Opines
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Martin Delany: To Be More Than Equal
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Free, Black Families in Jefferson County, Va., Towns 1860
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7 Biggest “People-Owners,” Jefferson County, Va. 1860
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589 Enslaved Counted in 1860 as “Escaped”
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Fifteen Set Fires a Sign of Slave Resistance?
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“Did John Brown Have A Military Plan?” – Dennis Frye
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John Brown Plots A Gov’t with Martin Delany
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“Why Was Jefferson County a Crucible of the Civil War?” – Dennis Frye
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“Why Did Virginia Try John Brown?” – Dennis Frye
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Jefferson County, Virginia 1860 – A Profile of Prosperity
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“Was John Brown Insane?” – Dennis Frye
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“Did John Brown Elect Abraham Lincoln President?” – Dennis Frye
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Did Virginia Realize They Would Host the Civil War?” – Dennis Frye
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Shepherdstown, Va. – July, 1860 – Drumbeats By Jim Surkamp
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P. Douglas Perks – November, 1860: Jefferson County Votes
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“What Was Virginia’s Opinion of Secession?” – Dennis Frye
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2 Virginias: The Awaited Comet – Pt. 1

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The Tragic Vote in Richmond, April, 1861 – P. Douglas Perks

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The Comet Strikes – Pt. 2: The Virginia Secession Convention, spring, 1861 by Jim Surkamp

Events of Early April, 1861
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A Near Coup d-Etat – John Imboden, Then Stonewall Jackson Click Here
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The Red Dawn of Sedition – David Hunter Strother Click Here
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The Recruit: “Half-Horse, Half-Alligator” Click Here
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