Karen L. Cox: Confederate Tchotkes and the American Dream

On the discovery of Confederate tchotkes in a not-so-Confederate region of the South Continue Reading Karen L. Cox: Confederate Tchotkes and the American Dream

‘Confederate Minds’ and the Page 99 Test

We’ve previously mentioned the “Page 99 Test,” with which one can “Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you,” according to Ford Madox Ford. Marshal Zeringue edits a blog that follows this theme, asking authors to test their books and analyze the content based… Continue Reading ‘Confederate Minds’ and the Page 99 Test

Anne Rubin Follows the Traces of Sherman’s March

I set out on a bright June day, heading south to retrace the path of William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1865 march through the Carolinas.  I’m currently working on a project about the way Americans have remembered Sherman’s March, and I had already driven across Georgia the spring before.  Now it was time to work my way… Continue Reading Anne Rubin Follows the Traces of Sherman’s March