Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Roles of Women in the Civil war, Julia Canfield and October Durkee Miller Karens Office

This is Mary Bowser, who was a freed slave who helped in the Civil War. She grew up on a plantation as a slave, until her owner died and his daughter, an abolitionist, freed her. She stayed with the family for several years before they realized how smart she was and got her an education at a Quaker school in Philadelphia. After that, she became a spy with Elizabeth Van Lew.

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