Examination of the records of the Baltimore City and County Jail dockets for 1831 through 1864 showing records of prisoners who were identified as runaway slaves in addition to deserting seamen, runaway indentured servants, deserting soldiers, and runaway apprentices.
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1 videodisc (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally broadcast as a four-part television series in 2006.
Host: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; features Oprah Winfrey, Chris Tucker, Quincy Jones, Sara-Lawrence-Lightfoot, Mae Jemison, T.D. Jakes, Ben Carson, Whoopi Goldberg.
Listening to our past / producer and director, Jesse Sweet; editors, Eric Davis, Michael Weingrad -- The promise of freedom / producer and director, Leslie Asako Gladsjo ; editors, Joanna Kiernan, Geeta Gandbhr -- Searching for our names / producer and director, Leslie D. Farrell; editors, Merril Stern, Kathryn Moore -- Beyond the middle passage / producer and director, Graham Judd; editors, Kate Hirson, Stefan Knerrich.
A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.
I. Slavery: the colonial and early national period -- II. Free black life in the antebellum period: political, legal and socio-economic status -- III. The Civil War period -- IV. Reconstruction and the late nineteenth century -- V. The early twentieth century and World War I -- VI. The twenties and the New Deal decades -- VII. World War II and the modern era.
African American resources in the Lancaster County Historical Society.