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  •  Diane Rehm today (5+ / 0-)

    Devoted her second hour to 150 years after battle of Gettysburg. I encourage all to read the full transcript, but especially starting about 11:42:

    The other very dark side is an aspect that's been almost forgotten, which is that there were many free blacks in southern Pennsylvania, just above the Mason-Dixon Line. And as Lee's army came in they started kidnapping these people, seizing them in large numbers, as many as 1,000 people were captured, sent back across the Mason-Dixon Line and sold into slavery again.
    Guests were Eleanor Harvey of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Adam Goodheart of Washington College. Also from a studio in Boston, historian and Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust and from WVTF in Charlottesville, Va., Ervin Jordan of the University of Virginia. This link will get you to the listen/transcript options. Also, there are 12 hours of live programing from Sunday on C-Span 3. More to come, from what I understand.

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