Category Archives: Judging our ancestors

When words matter

A few days ago, the Royall House and Slave Quarters posted this on their Facebook page: “Language matters…we very intentionally avoid certain terms — master, slave, owned — that we believe falsely describe these people and their relationships. Mastery can … Continue reading

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What would you do?

I recently listened to a fascinating podcast. Marian Pierre Louis interviewed Michael Bell about his book “Food for the Dead”  which focused on a specific treatment for tuberculosis treatments in the 1800s. At the time, there were not any effective … Continue reading

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