Monthly Archives: November 2013

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

By Colin Woodward Back in September, I started reading 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, called 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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