Phibby: The Mystery of a Virginia Runaway Slave in a Time of War

I would love to know what happened to her! Loved your article!

American History for Travelers

Phibby’s View of the James River

One of the aspects of history I love most is the research. While in college I never felt more alive than when in classes where research was heavily required. Digging to find information, and then finding it, gave me a high that is really only understood by those who have experienced it for themselves. I have been so fortunate to have the opportunity to dig through some pretty fascinating archives. The problem is, I always start out researching one thing and end up discovering something far more interesting that takes me in a whole new direction. Well, to be honest, to me, that is not a problem. I enjoy allowing my interest to take me in its own direction. There have been times when I was absolutely interested and excited about the research I was about to work on, but then, out of the…

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