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History Detectives

Face Jug

14:48

Our contributor has a startling piece of art - a ceramic jug with eyes, nose, ears and teeth bared in a grimace. She suspects African Americans made this face jug during the Civil War era and wonders if it came to Philadelphia on the Underground Railroad. Gwen Wright investigates the who, what, when and where of this curious jug.

Episodes of History Detectives60

History Detectives

HDSI - Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?

Notorious teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa disappeared without a trace in 1975. Was he murdered?

54:41

History Detectives

HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

Before Jack the Ripper, a serial killer walked the streets of Austin, Texas.

54:41

History Detectives

HDSI - Civil War Sabotage?

The steamship Sultana exploded without warning one night in 1865, killing 1,800 people.

54:41

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History Detectives

Deleted Scene: Swing Kids in Hamburg

London professor Les Back tells Tukufu about WWII-era Germany's underground jazz scene.

2:30

History Detectives

Deleted Scene: Wartime Contradictions

London professor Les Back tells Tukufu about segregation of black soldiers during WW II.

2:03

History Detectives

Sultana mystery reveal

The History Detectives come to a conclusion about the Sultana mystery.

3:20

History Detectives

Kit Carson Family Secrets

Did this antique biography once belong to Kit Carson’s family?

13:28

History Detectives

Sons of the Pioneers

Archive footage of the Sons of the Pioneers performing Tumbling Tumbleweeds.

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