Monthly Archives: November 2013

“A Great and a Terrible Day”: The Battle of Antietam

By Colin Woodward Back in September, I started┬áreading Stephen Sears’s Landscape Turned Red about the battle of Antietam, still the bloodiest day in American history. In the movie Glory, Governor Andrew of Massachusetts, an abolitionist,┬ácalled it a “great and a … Continue reading

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Eric Foner, Rebel Flags, and Nubile Young Co-Eds: My First Visit to Ole Miss

By Colin Woodward Back in graduate school, I once jotted down a list of the most southern states in the Union. At number one was Mississippi (with, if memory serves, Alabama second, South Carolina third, followed by Virginia and then … Continue reading

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