When you reach the period prior to 1870, uncovering information about your ancestor can become quite challenging. Tukufu from History Detectives talks about the challenges of conducting African American genealogical research and gives tips on how to find the information you need.
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Dear Readers, About Our Freedom is quite honored to publish this article and photographs submitted by Jocelyn and Joseph McGill recounting ...
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In my search for Kentucky USCT regiments, I came across a website that is just excellent. I wanted to highlight it here in case you have no...
This is the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on 501 Auburn Ave, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born on Jan 15, 1929. Librar...
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Cover of Up From Slavery I hope everyone has a chance to read Up From Slavery , by Booker Taliaferro Washington . In this autobiography, Wa...
The quest for freedom began much earlier than many of us realize. Stories of great men and women are often absent from the annals of histor...
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Freedom Maverick Awards
The awards below were inspired by a photograph that I took at The State House in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. There is so much said about the Confederate flag that hangs there, but I never have seen much about the African American Monument that depicts the history of African Americans. Taking down a flag alone does not change a people's vision. Those we acknowledge as being a Freedom Maverick (a word coined by Angela Y.Walton-Raji in podcast #91) will help us have the right perspective.
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Robin R. Foster
To help people break free from the limitations which stem from lack of knowledge, misconceptions, and distractions in order to experience freedom to the fullest extent and to leave a legacy for future posterity.
This is to be accomplished through:
Understanding history and it's many interpretations
Finding our voice in history
Connecting with ancestors or their contemporaries
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I actively promote useful social networking and genealogy resources. I currently am building communities and assisting others on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google Plus. I am a regular presenter at genealogical societies, libraries, and family history centers. Visit my website to learn more.
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- 1. Introductions: Why Does the Civil War Era Have a Hold on American Historical
- 2. Southern Society: Slavery, King Cotton, and Antebellum America's "Peculiar" Region
- 3. A Southern World View: The Old South and Proslavery Ideology
- 4. A Northern World View: Yankee Society, Antislavery Ideology and the Abolition Movement
- 5. Telling a Free Story: Fugitive Slaves and the Underground Railroad in Myth and Reality
- 6. Expansion and Slavery: Legacies of the Mexican War and the Compromise of 1850
- 7. "A Hell of a Storm": The Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Birth of the Republican Party, 1854-55
- 8. Dred Scott, Bleeding Kansas, and the Impending Crisis of the Union, 1855-58
- 9. John Brown's Holy War: Terrorist or Heroic Revolutionary?
- 10. The Election of 1860 and the Secession Crisis
- 11. Slavery and State Rights, Economies and Ways of Life: What Caused the Civil War?
- 12. "And the War Came," 1861: The Sumter Crisis, Comparative Strategies
- 13. Terrible Swift Sword: The Period of Confederate Ascendency, 1861-1862
- 14. Never Call Retreat: Military and Political Turning Points in 1863
- 15. Lincoln, Leadership, and Race: Emancipation as Policy
- 16. Days of Jubilee: The Meanings of Emancipation and Total War
- 17. Homefronts and Battlefronts: "Hard War" and the Social Impact of the Civil War
- 18. "War So Terrible": Why the Union Won and the Confederacy Lost at Home and Abroad
- 19. To Appomattox and Beyond: The End of the War and a Search for Meanings
- 20. Wartime Reconstruction: Imagining the Aftermath and a Second American Republic
- 21. Andrew Johnson and the Radicals: A Contest over the Meaning of Reconstruction
- 22. Constitutional Crisis and Impeachment of a President
- 23. Black Reconstruction in the South: The Freedpeople and the Economics of Land and Labor
- 24. Retreat from Reconstruction: The Grant Era and Paths to "Southern Redemption"
- 25. The "End" of Reconstruction: Disputed Election of 1876, and the "Compromise of 1877"
- 26. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory
- 27. Legacies of the Civil War