The institution formerly known as the Maryland Historical Society reopened its doors to guests on September 9. As part of […]
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The Maryland Historical Society is inviting applications for its Research Fellowship program. The fellowships are designed to promote scholarship in Maryland history and culture through research in its library collections.
By Milt Diggins
The narratives presented occurred in the Philadelphia – Wilmington – Baltimore corridor, and offer a close up view of slave catching and kidnapping that adds insight into how this issue contributed to the sectional hostility leading to Civil War. I had decided to build the narrative outward, using Thomas McCreary and his community as the framework for examining the issue of slave catching and kidnapping. This unique approach enabled a closer view of multiple perspectives held by those caught up in the animosity and violence. The addition of McCreary’s community provided additional depth to the story.