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Solomon Northup After His “12 Years a Slave”

Solomon Northup After His “12 Years a Slave”

The sensational story blared from the front page of the January 20, 1853, edition of the New York Times. Shocked New Yorkers read the incredible tale of Solomon Northup, a free black man who had been lured from upstate Saratoga Springs to the slave territory of Washington, D.C. by a pair of white men who promised him employment as a fiddler in a traveling circus.

Provincetown Theatre Group

Provincetown Theatre Group

A History of Provincetown Theatre Group

Old house found in Qatar

Old house found in Qatar

A team of archaeologists from the Qatar Museum Authority and the University of Birmingham have found the remains of an ancient 7th century BC dwelling south of Al Wakrah, although the site was discovered more than a year and a half ago. During an archaeological study carried out before the construction of the Doha port, its relevance was not stated until recently as much of its archaeological demonstration was not visible.

Peace of Pyrenees - History

Peace of Pyrenees - History

France and Spain reach a peace accord called the Peace of Pyrenees. The agreement confirmed the ascendancy of France at the expense of Hapsburg Spain. Spain was forced to cede territory to France. The border between France and Spain became the Pyrenees Mountains.

Storms in England reveal multitude of archaeological treasures

Storms in England reveal multitude of archaeological treasures

It seems incredible how inclement weather, torrential rains, and floods can affect a country's population, devastating cities and reducing villages to rubble. But looking beyond the calamities, these seemingly catastrophic phenomena can also unearth all kinds of secrets.

Coeur de Lion-  - History

Coeur de Lion- - History

Coeur de LionA French phrase meaning lionhearted, used to describe Richard I of England and Louis VIII of France.(SwStr: t. 110; 1. 100& 39;; b. 20& 39;6& 34;; dph. 4& 39;10& 34;; dr. 4& 39;6& 34;, cpl.29; a. 1 30-par., 1 12-par. r., 1 12-par. sb.)Coeur de Lion, a side wheel steamer, was loaned to the Navy Department by the Lighthouse Board in 1861 outfitted at New York Navy Yard; and sailed 2 October 1861 for Washington, D.