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Articles with keyword "Massachusetts"

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Safe Harbor

A town in Massachusetts opens its doors to fugitive slaves.

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The Trial of Anthony Burns

Students reevaluate the trail of the last fugitive slave and the judge who judged him.

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Strange Alliances

With the fates of North America still uncertain, the French and three Indian tribes raid a British settlement.

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Hawthorne’s Virtual Salem

A website offers tools to explore the world of the nineteenth-century author.

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Fractures of 1812

Massachusetts nearly secedes during the War of 1812.

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Alabama's Bob Stewart

Alabama's Bob Stewart Builds and rebuilds on the humanities.

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Revolt of the Masses

From Mass Moments, a website (www.massmoments.org) that is a daily almanac of significant events in the state’s history. It can also be received as a podcast or RSS feed.

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A Prison Debate

Massachusetts compiles the history of the Norfolk Prison Debate Team, which even beat the likes of Oxford's best.

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Reverberations of the Fourth of July

MASSACHUSETTS On July 5, 1852, while citizens across the country were still celebrating American freedom, Frederick Douglass, the country’s most prominent former slave, delivered arguably the century’

Elise Lemire, author of Black Walden:Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Mass

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Black Walden

The neighborhood where Henry David Thoreau took shelter was home to Concord's "abandoned" slaves.