Tag Archives: Robert Smalls

Book Review: Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls, Escaped Slave Turned Union Hero

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Eric Sterner Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls, Escaped Slave Turned Union Hero.  New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2017 Lately, public discussions of Civil War memorials have … Continue reading

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Seizure of the Planter

During a recent trip to Charleston, I came across the following story, presented on a historical marker by the Historic Charleston Foundation and the African American Historical Alliance: The Seizure of the Planter

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African-Americans in the Civil War (Part 2)

Part two in a series. While thousands of slaves escaped slavery before the Civil War, in many cases using the Underground Railroad, thousands more escaped slavery during the Civil War.  In 1862, from April to August the Union army occupied … Continue reading

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