Folders serve as a curated collection within a collection. This feature allows teachers to create folders focused on specific themes, such as ads that mention the Underground Railroad or the U.S. Colored Troops, to align with identified learning objectives. Researchers can also gather and save relevant ads in one convenient location.

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  • Fourmy, Signe

    • The Civil War

      During the Civil War thousands of formerly enslaved people sought freedom behind U.S. Army lines—some as soldiers and others as refugees. This collection brings together ads documenting the experiences of those who joined the U.S. Colored Troops, who followed Sherman’s Army across the South, and who sought verification of their service for military pension applications.

    • Escape from Slavery & the Underground Railroad

      This folder contains ads documenting enslaved people's escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad, military service, or self-emancipation.