As I travel throughout the south, from one plantation or museum to another, the one constant is the way in which the tour guides discuss the topic of slavery. I have found, with the exception, to some degree, of The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina, the view of slavery is painted as … More Experiences of Enslaved Men, Women and Children
One of the aspects of history I love most is the research. While in college I never felt more alive than when in classes where research was heavily required. Digging to find information, and then finding it, gave me a high that is really only understood by those who have experienced it for themselves. I … More Phibby…..A Mystery I Hope to Solve….
My journey to Edenton, North Carolina, actually began in a women’s history class back in 2003. I was attending classes at Palomar College in San Diego County when I stumbled into the classroom of a history professor who could tell a story better than any person I have ever met. That professor, Dr. Linda Dudik, … More Edenton, North Carolina: An Historic Town
Although it was not their original intention, colonists in the New World gave birth to a modern form of slavery. Within the burgeoning colonies, slavery evolved far beyond what any other people in history had known or established — the enslavement for life of one race. Clearly, slavery was not the result of a single … More A Short Essay on the Origins of American Slavery
How I descend from Quaker John Churchman II of Pennsylvania Sarah Churchman (b. 17 Jan 1716; d. 2 Aug 1750) was the daughter of John Churchman II (b. 1665 in Ireland; d. 1724) and Hannah Cerie (b. 1677; d. 1759). Sarah was the sister of John Churchman III (b. 4 Jun 1705; d. 24 Jul … More Family Connections