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This is the grave of Abraham Baldwin. Born in 1754 in Guilford, Connecticut, Baldwin was the son of a blacksmith. But at this time, it was possible for children from such middling origins to rise rapidly in society. Abraham wouldn’t be the only one from this family to do so; his much younger half-brother Henry […]

Explains a Lot

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On July 8, 2019

Lots of Americans have slaveholding ancestors. The question for the present is what do you do to make up for that fact. In the case of Mitch McConnell, you double down on your family past. Senate Majo

The Last Slave Ship

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On May 27, 2019

The last ship participating in the trans-Atlantic slave trade to enter American waters has been found and the whole thing is highly fascinating. Last week, all such doubts evaporated. A team of resear

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This is the grave of the traitor John Archibald Campbell. Born in 1811 near Washington, Georgia, Campbell grew up elite and was very intelligent. He graduated from the University of Georgia when he was only 14 years old. He went to West Point, where he got involved in Eggnog Riot, where alcohol was brought into […]
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This is the grave of “Uncle” Alfred. Evidently born in or around 1803, Alfred was the name of a slave who was the son of Andrew Jackson’s enslaved cook. He lived at the Hermitage or surrounding areas his entire life. He was mostly not out picking cotton, but rather was in charge of the plantation’s […]
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