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6 Stops on the Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was a network of people who hid fugitives from slavery in their homes during the day and moved them north by night to free states, Canada or England. New England was a natural destination for refugees. The ...

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The Mysterious Death of Tobias Lear

Tobias Lear meticulously recorded the details of George Washington’s death, but was strangely silent about the events leading to his own. As Washington’s personal secretary and confidante, Lear scrupulously chronicled the events of his own remarkable life, and yet he ...

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