Miles at a Crossroads

Last Updated by Audrey Davis on

In this post, Audrey P. Davis, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum in Alexandria, Virginia, dives deeper into the lives of enslaved children.

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For Freedom and Family

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In this blog post, Anya Jabour, Ph.D. provides historical background on the "contrabands" of the Civil War South.

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Amputations and Infection in the Civil War Hospital

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In this post, Shauna Devine, Ph.D., details the medical examinations of the 1860s and how physicians of the time decided to treat various war wounds and injuries.

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Trying New Things On

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In this blog post, Jane E. Schultz, Ph.D., explores how characters across the series try on new roles and experiences as several plot lines thicken.

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