Welcome to “All of us Would Walk Together,” a Digital Exhibit

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Archaeology, History, Preservation | One Comment
Welcome to “All of us Would Walk Together,” a Digital Exhibit

In 2008, still in the early stages of researching the history of African Americans who had lived at St. Mary’s City during the 19th century, I was alerted by my colleagues about an oral history that had been conducted by Merideth Taylor, a professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, with a woman named Emma […]

What can you learn from a runaway slave?

Posted by on May 27, 2012 in Archaeology, History | One Comment
What can you learn from a runaway slave?

Old newspapers are one of the most useful pieces of historical information for both historians and archaeologists. For historians, they can reveal not only a chronological account of what happened in a certain region, but it also gives  a glimpse into the mindset of those who lived there: discussions about politics and the actions taken […]