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Runaway Slaves in Britain

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Slave ‘Merchant City’

25 August 2016

I’ve been working with Glasgow Museums on the ‘Hidden Legacies’ project and we spent an enjoyable afternoon taking a tour through imperial Glasgow exploring the city’s...

Fellowship experience at International Centre for Jefferson Studies

13 June 2016

This short blog, covering Nelson’s experience as a Fellow of the International Centre for Jefferson Studies in Monticello, Virginia, might give you a very rough idea of what...

John Witherspoon, Princeton University and Runaway Slaves

30 May 2016

A few hundred years from the bustling centre of the New Jersey college town of Princeton is the town’s two-hundred-and-fifty-year old cemetery. Princeton Cemetery, N.J.It is a...

Harriet Tubman and Andrew Jackson

29 April 2016

In 2020 the United States Treasury will begin issuing new $20 bills, and on 20 April 2016 Jacob L. Lew, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, announced that Harriet Tubman would replace...