From newspaper accounts to personal narratives to essays, we’ll analyze the everyday lives of slaves on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the 19th century. What harrowing and unique challenges did females face? Males? How did slaves work together and independently to outwit their masters, and at what cost? How did they endure the ever-changing and ever-unpredictable Maryland weather? We’ll retrace the journey of slaves such as Frederick Douglass, whose life began on the Wye Plantation of Talbot County, and ended on his own estate of Cedar Hill in Washington, D.C. To imagine what life would have been like for him, we will take a virtual tour of both estates. Please join us for what promises to be a memorable session!