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10 Books that Celebrate the Richness of the American South

Our United States is one republic united by shared history, language and government, but each region of our great nation is a distinct entity, practically a separate country. 598 more words

Top 10 Tuesday

* Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

The premise of Queen Sugar is that a young African-American woman who lives in Los Angeles unexpectedly  inherits a sugarcane plantation in Louisiana from her father. 53 more words

New Fiction

What’s a Toothbrush Drill?

What is a toothbrush drill, and does it hurt? That was my question, anyway.

I volunteer at the Tannehill museum. One job, from a while ago now, was to catalog sixteen boxes of old photographs of Alabama mining communities. 359 more words


23 years old and only just read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Now that’s pretty shameful, considering I graduated with a degree in English Literature and have been a voracious reader since the moment I could pick up a book. 317 more words


Historista! A Groovy New History Blog

Yes, I said “groovy.”

There’s a new voice in the blogosphere and it belongs to one fine historian, Megan Kate Nelson. Dr. Nelson is the author of two books, … 74 more words

American South

Museum Visit: Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama

Okay, this one’s kind of cheating. I volunteer here several times a month, so it’s not like I’m going in as a newbie. However, it’s a pretty cool place and it’s worth a visit if you’re interested in the area or any of the topics it covers. 555 more words