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The Vincendières, a French family from the colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), lived on a 748-acre plantation that they called L'Hermitage.
Kavitha Cardoza
The Vincendières, a French family from the colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti), lived on a 748-acre plantation that they called L'Hermitage.

At L'Hermitage in Frederick, Md., archeologists are uncovering slave cabins and artifacts, including some owned by the Vincendieres family. The family had 90 slaves -- roughly 10 times the number you'd expect for that time -- and archeologists are making some interesting discoveries as they piece together the past.

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

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The Role Of Music In Presidential Campaigns

Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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