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271- The Great Dismal Swamp

28:38 | Aug 15th, 2017

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On the border of Virginia and North Carolina stretches a great, dismal swamp. The Great Dismal Swamp, actually — that’s the name British colonists gave it centuries ago. The swamp covers about 190 square miles today, but at its peak, … Continue readi...Show More


a part of U.S. history I never knew about


The lives of slaves was so miserable that when they managed to escape, life in a great big dismal swamp was better.