Book Discussion on Israel on the Appomattox

Professor Ely talked about his book, Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War,… read more

Professor Ely talked about his book, Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War, published by Vintage. In 1796 Thomas Jefferson’s cousin Richard Randolph died and left his land to his newly freed slaves. The author described how they built their new lives alongside their white neighbors near the Appomattox River in a community they called Israel Hill. After his presentation Professor Ely responded to audience members' questions.

This event was one of the James A. Hutchins Lectures hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Melvin Patrick Ely Professor College of William and Mary->Tyler (Lyon Gardiner) History Department
  • Harry Watson Professor University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill->History Department

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Book Discussion on Israel on the Appomattox

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194811-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Feb 18, 2007
Last Aired:
Mar 25, 2007

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  • Feb 18, 2007 | 6:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 25, 2007 | 6:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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