American Slavery history series

An interview with a guy who started researching and writing about the early history of slavery in America, most of it found through runaway slave adds. Fascinating interview, and a series I’m going to have to buy. Things I’d never considered. GREAT interview!

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  1. I just finished reading “12 years a slave” by Solomon Northup (1853), available free from gutenberg.org. Fascinating. He was born free, in NY state, was kidnapped in DC and sold as a slave to LA. Managed to get word to his family after 12 years, who sent a legal team to LA to restore him to freedom. Part of what made that possible is a NY state law that required (not allowed, required) the Governor to recover the freedom of people in his situation.

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