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Old City, Fresh Look
Old City, Fresh Look

She remembers having "wonderful" history teachers growing up in 1940s and 1950s Annapolis, and she has explored and chronicled this area's past for more than 40 years. But as historian Jane Wilson McWilliams researched her massive, colorful and comprehensive new book, "Annapolis: City on the Severn," she sometimes found herself stunned to encounter truths about her hometown she'd never run across. If you did your high school history homework, for instance, you know the 15th Amendment to the Constitution (passed in 1870) guarantees every citizen the right to vote regardless of "race, color or previous condition of servitude" (read: slavery). But...

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