University theatre history professor Joel D. Eis is working a second book on Ye Bare and Ye Cubbe. During his research, he has discovered a possible link to the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights.
Eis is interested in e-mail interviewing people who have an oral history in their family going back to the mid- 18th century or before, especially people whose ancestors were involved in the trial or saw the performance of “The Accomack Three.”
The point of these interviews is to prove a long-standing oral tradition in the family. The content of the family story can be anything; Revolutionary War story, War of 1812, a funny incident on the farm. Civil War story. The point is to prove longevity of oral histories in the family, not items discovered in text sources.
Stories will be selected, tightly edited, and included in the book with quote credit. Old photos or paintings of people in the stories
If interested, contact Joel Eis: