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Stout Fellows and Fine Girls: Williamsburg, Virginia, and the Book of Negroes

In an recent exchange about the stellar new Canadian television series “Book of Negroes,” based on a novel, which is itself based on a set of historical documents listing former slaves, and soon to be…

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Feet of Clay: Benjamin Harrison, Founding Father...and Smuggler?

Not many people know much about Benjamin Harrison (c1726-1791), one of the patriots’ “principal & most violent Leaders” (according to an anonymous loyalist observer), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and a governor of Virginia.   680 more words


A Cacophony of Days

It’s a busy day in Virginia . . . . well, for some people at least.

State employees are on holiday today and on Monday, too, so they may be less busy than usual. 948 more words


More Random Pictures Please

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” has been used and reused at every convenient moment since its conception around 1911; however, there is no place where it becomes more applicable than history. 554 more words