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Getting There. . . Passage to America, 1750
"No one can have an idea of the sufferings which women in confinement have to bear with their innocent children on board these ships." A German immigrant describes the arduous journey to colonial America.
The Death of Lord Nelson, 1804.
"I am a dead man, Hardy. I am going fast: it will be all over with me soon." Britain's greatest naval hero meets his Maker during the Battle of Trafalgar.
John Brown's Raid, 1859.
"He avows that his object was the liberation of the slaves of Virginia." Robert E. Lee, commander of the U.S. forces that responded to the attack, describes John Brown's attempt to capture the arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Va.