Hello again, history mate. Hope you've had a good summer. I'm excited that Embattled Freedom, my nonfiction book about a fugitive-slave enclave in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is on track for release by the end of the year. I'm in the midst of developing a related educational website, and soon hope to make advance book orders available. And I've already got one talk scheduled, in Scranton.
Meanwhile, here are two new history nuggets for your edification: