There are the names on the buildings, and then there are the real founders.
Parents spend a lot of time refereeing. No, you can’t have hot fries and ice cream for dinner. Yes, please, have some more kale. We go to the dinner tables of “natural parents,” who left city life behind to bring kids closer to their food source.
An 1855 yellow fever outbreak in Virginia eerily mirrors the present-day quarantine. And Marie Antoinette often secluded herself with a secret trove of banned books.
Search Tom Costa’s “The Geography of Slavery” database for clues about the men and women who fled slave holders in the late 1700’s.