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I joined to write Today in History. Now't that's done, I stick around to post long, seemingly apolitical diaries.

Diaries published: 262 (474 days since last diary on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 04:01 PM PST)

Comments posted: 2871 (474 days since last comment on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 04:01 PM PST)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 4514

Total Comment Ratings: 12027

Most Recommended Diary: Woman excommunicated for getting life-saving abortion (Updatex3), 399 comments, 293 recommends

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This is a multipart diary based on dozens of sources on the life of John P. Parker. See also part one : "John Parker bought his freedom" and part two : "John Parker: foundry by day, freedom by night."
by iampunha
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 04:01 PM PST with 4 Recommends
In 1845, John Parker was newly free from the slavery he had been born into in Virginia. He had been working in foundries and had gotten far better than any white Southerner wanted him to be. Where ...
by iampunha
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 09:07 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Frozen . Four degrees above zero before dawn one morning . A foot of snow . ...
by iampunha
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 08:34 PM PST with 25 Recommends
Undetailed horror opening: She performed the abortion by candlelight. Detailed horror opening: The newly arrived woman had heard of her, fortunately for her life -- but not her unborn child's. ...
by iampunha
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 06:26 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Every time we tell these inspiring stories, we also need to put them into context. Maybe X number of slaves escaped on the underground railroad. But how many times that number were killed trying to ...
by iampunha
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 10:05 PM PST with 6 Recommends
I for one am glad to have you with us. — OllieGarkey I am here because of my father.
by iampunha
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 07:29 PM PST with 51 Recommends

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