How do you uncover the life of an enslaved person who left no paper trail? What can the everyday life of an enslaved person tell us about slavery, how it was practiced, and how some enslaved people made the transition from slavery to freedom?
In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History, we explore the life of Charity Folks, an enslaved woman from Maryland who gained her freedom in the late-18th century.
Our guide through Charity’s life is Jessica Millward, an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine and author of Finding Charity’s Folk (University of Georgia Press, 2015).
You can listen to the podcast here.
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