You may be wondering about this fellow and why he had it in for the Eastern Shore. Phil is going to lead you through some sleuthing to unmask this 19thcentury Baltimorean and his motives – giving you clues to consider one week before the great reveal during a virtual happy hour. Sharpen your wits and grab a beverage. No spirits or malt liquors will be provided (a clue, perhaps)!?

Phil Hesser, Ph.D.

Phil Hesser, Ph.D., has taught in the US and Africa and served as protection and education officer with UNHCR and program director with the Academy for Educational Development. Having received his B.A. degree at the University of California - Santa Barbara and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Binghamton University, he has continued his work in education as an Adjunct Professor of History at Salisbury University and is a part-time faculty member in History and Political Science at Wor-Wic Community College. Pursuing his interest at the intersection of landscape, life, and livelihood in Delmarva and on the Bay, he wrote What a River Says: Exploring the Blackwater River and Refuge (Cambridge: Friends of Blackwater, 2014)) and is completing The Old Home Is Not There: The Native Land of Harriet Tubman with co-author Charlie Ewers.

Share this course
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Related Courses You Might Enjoy

Phil Hesser, Ph.D.

COURSE IS NOW OVER, BUT THE RECORDING IS STILL AVAILABLE! The Maryland Parks Service describes the landscape of Harriet Tubman’s early years as “virtually unaltered.” Join Phil, co-author of “The Old Home Is Not There,” on a sweep through Dorchester as he looks for continuity and change.

Phil Hesser, Ph.D.

COURSE IS NOW OVER, BUT THE RECORDING IS STILL AVAILABLE. The Ku Klux Klan made its appearance across Delmarva in the early 1920s. Join us to examine who introduced the Klan to Delmarva, who joined the "Invisible Empire," and who contributed to its decline.

Phil Hesser, Ph.D.

Anna Ella Carroll and Harriet Tubman are asking for government pensions. You will decide.