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    Sailing to Freedom

    Author Timothy Walker talked about the maritime side of the Underground Railroad, including the impact of African Americans' paid and unpaid waterfront labor. The Nantucket Historical…

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    Abolition Movement, 1790-1820

    Paul Polgar talked about his book, Standard-Bearers of Equality: America’s First Abolition Movement. He argued that these early Black and white activists sought to end racial inequality,…

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    Women and Colonial Law

    “Coverture” is a legal term giving sole authority over a woman to her father, and then her husband at the time of marriage. Catherine Allgor, president of the Massachusetts Historical…

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