INTRO – One was a commissioned U-S Navy officer and later a hero of the Confederacy. The other born into slavery who bought his way to freedom not once but three times. The lives of those featured in the new book “Two Captains from Carolina” could not have been more different but the book’s author says they had remarkable similarities as well… at least in one realm. George Olsen has more.
On the one hand the stories of Moses Grandy and John Maffitt share much in common.
This week on the Down East Journal, it's part one of a two-part feature focusing on migrant farm workers in eastern North Carolina. We talk to the author of a study that found a third of camps where they live had contaminated drinking water. And, a new book by a Chapel Hill author examines the similarities and disparities in the lives of two pre-Civil War era soldiers in the book, "Two Captains From Carolina."