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Freedom in Mexico: Runaway Slaves Also Went South to Escape

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Listen as we discuss the fascinating part of American history concerning enslaved blacks who escaped south to Mexico for freedom. Our guest is Dr. Alice Baumgartner. Dr. Baumgartner is assistant professor of history at the University of Southern California. She received an MPhil in history from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes scholar, and a PhD in history from Yale University. She lives in Los Angeles, California. And she is the author of the book, South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War.

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