Tag : Slavery

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Cotton Plantation on the Mississippi, Currier & Ives, 1884
One of my ancestors worked for a time as a plantation overseer in or around Carroll County, Mississippi, in the 1840s or 1850s. I was curious about this employment as he was a small landowner himself – why would he leave his own property to work for others? Well, I still don’t know the answer …
Just Over the Line: Chester County and the Underground Railroad
In or around 2002, I went to see this exhibit at the Chester County Historical Society and found it so interesting that I came home and saved copies of the online portion from their website. They always do a wonderful job researching and presenting their material. Located just north of the Mason-Dixon Line dividing the …