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Virginia’s waterways were paths to freedom for escaped slaves

South-central Pennsylvania, including York and Adams counties, were often the first place that escaped slaves from Maryland and Virginia headed in their quest for freedom. Several books, including those by Cooper Wingert and David G. Smith, cover the topic across … Continue reading

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New book tells the story of the Compromise of 1850 which delayed civil war in America

Henry Clay. Stephen Douglas. Daniel Webster. All were great names in American political history. They and other leading U.S. senators and congressmen played a leading role in developing a controversial political compromise in 1850 which temporarily brought relief to the … Continue reading

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