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Harriet Jacobs’ Underground Railroad

Documentary editor Mary Maillard presented her paper, “Conductors and Passengers: Harriet Jacobs’ Underground Railroad,” at the North Carolina Women in the Undergound Railroad Symposium,  Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, NC, on October 5, 2017.    

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Harriet Jacobs and George W. Lowther

Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl “contains some incidents so extraordinary, that, doubtless, many persons, under whose eyes it may chance to fall, will be ready to believe that it is colored highly, to serve a … Continue reading

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“Let this miserable war be ended,” May 2, 1862

Oxford [North Carolina] May 2nd 1862    My dearest husband I have felt so satisfied this week with the general management of things in this “Confederacy” that I have not been disposed to do anything but quarrel – very much … Continue reading

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Camp near Richmond, August 5, 1861

Camp near Richmond, Aug: 5th 1861 Dearest Eliza I am officer of the day today and in expectation rather than having a certainty of leaving tomorrow for Manassas. I hoped to find time to write you quite a long letter … Continue reading

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Young Love in the Old South

In the early spring of 1841, thirteen-year-old Eliza Fisk Harwood of Williamsburg, Virginia, wrote a letter to her friend Tristrim “Trim” Skinner so crammed with news that it was practically unreadable. What she considered to be her most important news, … Continue reading

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Baltimore: 1844 Whig Rally

  Get Out Of The Way For Old Kentucky Get out of the way, you’re all unlucky; Clear the track for Old Kentucky![1] Sold by J. Murphy, 146 Market st. Balt. Baltimore May 3 1844 Dear Father – I take … Continue reading

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A Map of Time and Blood: An Introduction to the Skinner Family Papers 1826-1850

  Sample Chapter ~Beginnings: the Lowthers~ Thomas Harvey Skinner insists in his memoir of his brother – quite disingenuously – that Joseph Blount Skinner’s marriage to Maria Louisa Lowther had nothing to do with his success. Tom claims that the … Continue reading

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