Hello all, and welcome to this month's resource recommendation roundup! If you have suggestions for next month, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The life of Elizabeth Bray Allen and the history of Bacon's Castle is explored in this podcast (What's Her Name Podcast).
- Richard Grant uncovers the journey that freedom-seeking enslaved people took to Mexico before the Civil War (Smithsonian Magazine).
- J. Brent Morris unearths the stories of the many maroons hidden in the Great Dismal Swamp in his new book Dismal Freedom: A History of the Maroons of the Great Dismal Swamp (UNC Press).
- This bite-sized podcast discusses the fascinating life of cook Flora Mae Hunter (Encyclopedia Womannica).
- Kate Masur explains what pre-Civil War history reveals about today's changing abortion laws (Washington Post).
- The world of Yorktown during the War for Independence is discussed by Liz Covart in this podcast episode (Ben Franklin's World).
- Jessi Bennett uncovers hidden histories of Black Virginian soldiers during World War I (Uncommonwealth).
- Holly A. Pinheiro Jr. explores the fight for racial justice during the Civil War in The Families' Civil War: Black Soldiers and the Fight for Racial Justice (UGA Press).