Ghosts and Shadows of Andersonville with Robert S. Davis

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GHOSTS AND SHADOWS OF ANDERSONVILLE

Bernice Bennett host welcomes Robert Scott Davis for a discussion of how slaves helped to liberate imprisoned Union soldiers from behind the Confederate lines. He will also share his new project on the lost history of the international significance of free blacks in slave Georgia.

Robert Scott Davis is senior professor of History at Wallace State College in Hanceville, Alabama. He runs a program of continuing education classes in genealogy. His more than 1,000 publications include GHOSTS AND SHADOWS OF ANDERSONVILLE, a book that explores mysteries of the Confederate prison for black, red, and white inmates.

He is currently working on biographical essays on free African Americans in Georgia from colonial times to final emancipation in the 1860s including Fenda Lawrence, George Liele, Austin Dabney, Joseph Nunez, Thomas Sims, and Hubbard Prior.

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