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The personal approach to Civil War history

The personal approach to Civil War history is getting a boost in this sesquicentennial year. Not only in our historical narrative The Bloody Thirteenth (told via diaries, letters and memoirs) but in such as the following account of a young slave who escaped to the Union … Continue reading

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Slavery in Tennessee

The novel’s Leila Ellis’s inheritance of the house slaves Natalie and Brutus from her wealthy late husband Clayton is in keeping with the facts of Tennessee slavery, according to Bobby Lovett, a historian of slavery at Tennessee State University: “In … Continue reading

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