Monthly Archives: November 2013

All We Demand is Justice: Caribbean Union Leaders on the Canal Zone

Today’s blog was written by Sonia A. Prescott, Doctoral Student in History at the University of Maryland, College Park. Scholarship on the Panama Canal has steadily evolved from focusing solely on the United States and its triumph over the land … Continue reading

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Updates from the National Archives: Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave, the theatrical depiction of the memoir of Solomon Northrup, has garnered much deserved media attention. Not since Alex Haley’s Roots (1977) have discussions about the depictions of slavery been so prevalent. The National Archives blog Education … Continue reading

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Wanted: Colored Inventors

Today’s blog post was written by Tina L. Ligon, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland Most of what we know about African American inventors came from the research of Henry E. Baker. Born on September 1, 1857, … Continue reading

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