Monthly Archives: September 2012

Patterson Hood and Southern History

By Colin Woodward I’ve blogged in the past about Patterson Hood–the chief songwriter for the terrific rock band Drive-By Truckers–and his insights into southern history. The Truckers are from Alabama, but they’re based in Athens, Georgia, and they’ve hit upon … Continue reading

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St. Augustine, Florida, in Stereograph Form

While I was home in Massachusetts for vacation, I came across some old stereographs at a flea market in the western part of the state. They were goiung for $3 a piece. I bought so many I was able to … Continue reading

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Lincoln: The Movie

Here’s the trailer for the new Lincoln film. Looks pretty good. Daniel Day-Lewis is one of our best actors. And Spielberg is the best director of all time. It was also filmed (at least in part) in Richmond, my former … Continue reading

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Helena, Arkansas, and Southern History

By Colin Woodward In July, I had the opportunity to visit Helena, Arkansas, a true Delta town about two hours east of Little Rock. The town has a lot of history. The place was where Levon Helm of the Band … Continue reading

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Ugliness on the Confederate Home Front

Here’s an article from the San Francisco Chronicle about property wars on the Confederate home front. Just goes to show how the Confederate war effort was not about small government versus big government. Southern state and national governments were actually … Continue reading

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