Road To Freedom | Elizabeth Freeman’s Journey Out Of Slavery – Bett vs. Ashley

Slavery had been deeply intertwined into the economy of the 18th century American colonies.  This is the story of a slave in the home of Colonel Ashley and how she used the U.S Revolution to sue for freedom and won her case against the state of Massachusetts.

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Francis Perkins Describes Many Hardships Faced | The Jamestown Settlement In 1608

Francis Perkins arrived at Jamestown in March 1608 as a Laborer. He quickly becomes involved with the settlement. He writes a letter to a friend back home describing a great fire that destroys all his belonging and much of the Jamestown Fort.

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