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Barbara Krauthamer

The Road to Freedom

Esteemed historian pieces together untold stories of slavery in the Americas

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UMass Amherst historian Barbara Krauthamer sitting in her office

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UMass Amherst historian Barbara Krauthamer sitting in her office
Esteemed historian pieces together untold stories of slavery in the Americas
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