History Detectives

Season 5 Episode 508

Episode Eight

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Aug 27, 2007 on PBS
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Lincoln Letter - A Tampa man made extraordinary discovery in a stack of old photos he purchased for $8. Buried in the images was a letter with the signature of Abraham Lincoln. Investigate Lincoln's political calculations at a pivotal time in his career. Quaker Map - Could a map bought at an estate sale by a New Jersey woman be of the fabled Underground Railroad? Delving deeper, we make some extraordinary discoveries about how Quakers roused anti-slavery sentiment. U.S.S. Indianapolis - Could items found in a cedar chest be from the kamikaze attack on the U.S.S. Indianapolis? Host Wes Cowan examines the virulence and desperation of the Japanese suicide attacks that led to one of the greatest disasters in U.S. naval history.moreless
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