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Archives about NYC Draft Riots of 1863

“Whose baby child are you?” In conversation with Breena Clarke

Russell’s Knob, the village he brought her to, was secreted. It was a hide, a hush-up, a keep-quiet-about spot, a conceal-and-bottle-up sanctuary, a curtain, a disguise, a dissemble place. The homesteads that formed it were laid so that they were encountered singly—knots along a string. If one homestead was set upon, folk could fall back

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November 17, 2014

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