Jenny Masur - Heroes of the Underground Railroad Around Washington, D.C. & Heather M. Butts - Healing Civil War Veterans in New York and Washington, D.C.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

An anthropologist and co-editor of the book Jewish Grandmothers, Masur worked for seventeen years for the National Park Service as National Capital Region manager for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Her new book tells the stories of the many Washingtonians who played vital parts in helping slaves find freedom via the Underground Railroad. Mostly unsung heroes, this group included both men and women, white people and Black, and ranged from lawyers to freed slaves and fugitives from Southern plantations.


Butts is a cofounder and board member of HEALTH for Youths Inc. and teaches bioethics and public health law at Columbia University. Her book is a detailed look at how battle trauma was perceived and treated during and after the Civil War, shaped by the activism of figures such as Frederick Douglass and Clara Barton. She traces the rise of medical establishments equipped to heal veterans physically and mentally, a movement that by 1866 has resulted in the Congressional creation of the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.


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Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Heroes of the Underground Railroad Around Washington, D.C. Cover Image
ISBN: 9781625859754
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: History Press - January 21st, 2019

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