Gradual Manumission Act

GRADUAL ABOLITION/MANUMISSION

The New York Manumission Society was founded in 1785, and worked to prohibit the international slave trade and to achieve abolition. It established the African Free School in New York City, the first formal educational institution for blacks in North America.Read more.

Carryck

The Carryck Family Tree

Robert, 5th Lord Scott,  killed in the service of Charles II, had only one child by
Beatrix Scott of Pykeston:  Robert, 6th Lord, who was created Earl of Carryck and Viscount Moffat by his grateful sovereign in 1660.… Read more.

Iroquois Confederacy | Haudenosaunee

Also known as The League of Six Nations or the Haudenosaunee.

Sometime after 1370 Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Seneca leaders responded to a call by Skennenrahawi (‘Two River Currents Flowing Together,’ called also the Great Peacemaker) to form a confederacy.The… Read more.

Susanna Mayfair Wolf

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Many Doves of the Wolf Longhouse***

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Seminole Nation***

Ben Savard, who is introduced in book five of the Wilderness novels, is a native of New Orleans. His father was French born and raised; his mother was the daughter of the Choctaw and Seminole nations and African slaves who escaped and claimed freedom in the southern Florida swamplands, often among the tribes.… Read more.

Cost of Living, 19th century

Source: adapted from Portable Press.

In the nineteenth century there were few labor laws and even fewer laws to protect consumers from shady business practices. The average work week was 60 hours (10 hours a day, six days a week, with Sundays off).… Read more.

Runs-from-Bears of the Turtle Longhouse

A warrior of the   Turtle Clan, husband to . Runs-from-Bears was a life-long friend of They went to war together and raised their families side by side. Annie, his youngest daughter, chose as husband the youngest son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner.… Read more.

Paradise Sun. 19 July 1830

 

PARADISE SUN

LIGHT FOR ALL

Special Edition

Monday,  July 19, 1830

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

OF GREAT IMPORT

 

Doctor Hannah Savard reminds the residents of Paradise that all  drinking water and water used in preparing food must be boiled.Read more.

Paradise Sun. 3 March 1828

newspaper

The newspaper founded by Elizabeth Middleton Bonner after she retired from teaching.

Example column:

The Week of Monday, March 3, 1828

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Friend has opened a law office in the new building next to the schoolhouse.  Please stop by to consult with him any weekday morning between eight and twelve of the clock.… Read more.