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Writers Who Influence Me

As an English major at the University of Arkansas, Faulkner seemed to appear on a lot of course syllabi, but he bored me back then, except for… 348 more words


Geographic Mobility and State Allegiance in the Nineteenth Century

I am currently working my way through The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap by historian Stephanie Coontz. It’s a very provocative book that challenges a lot of our preconceived notions about family structures in U.S. 1,034 more words


Shelby Foote and His Short History

The point I would make is that the novelist and the historian are seeking the same thing: the truth — not a different truth: the same truth — only they reach it, or try to reach it, by different routes. 509 more words

What I'm Reading

The Means of Grace: Traditioned Practice for Today’s World (Andrew Thompson)
I am excited about this book because it takes a modern day look at how we connect with God through some age old Methodist practices going all the way back to John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. 125 more words

Favourites of 2015: Books

Today I kick off my annual “favourites of” series of posts, in which I’ll be writing about the best books, music, and movies that I had the good fortune to read, hear, and see this year. 1,576 more words


One Day in July with White Supremacist Jack Kelly

Seven score and ten years ago, almost the entire white South fought a war to save slavery. Only four slave states declined the crusade in the end, for the most part with significant internal divisions and a number of their white residents taking up the cause anyway. 3,141 more words