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Addressing Gettysburg Podcast


Dec 30, 2020

 
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Can you imagine what it's like to be "free" while not enjoying the same rights as the majority of the population or fearing that at any moment raiding parties from just over the border might capture you and sell you into slavery? How about having to choose between protecting your fellow man or obeying Federal law? What was in like to be black and free in Pennsylvania in the 19th century. These are just SOME of the things we cover in this episode with John Hoptak.
 
John Hoptak is a native of Pennsylvania. Hoptak serves as an interpretative Park Ranger with the National Park Service and teaches courses as an adjunct instructor at American Military University. Hoptak has written articles for America's Civil War, Civil War Times, and Pennsylvania Heritage. He is also the author of several books.