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Civil War

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Nathanael Gassett

One night in a city both proper and improper more

Getaways

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New York Illustrated News

Three murdered Civil War generals—and the guys who got away with it more

History

Oyster

Photo by Lucie Monk Carter

Experiencing history through the cuisine of the era more

Foodways

A book that helps museum workers confront graphic, violent historical subjects more

Literature

The Historic New Orleans Collection receives grant to send popular exhibition to museums around the South more

History

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Photos by Frank McMains

The Whitney Plantation museum’s unflinching examination of slavery in the American South. more

History

A review of "Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander-in-Chief" more

Literature

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Courtesy of Port Hudson SHS

Re-enacted battles offer a vivid window into war more

History

Calling all men with gorgeous goatees or meticulously waxed walrus mustaches. more

Literature

How photography put the Civil War in perspective more

History

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Photo by Ruth Laney

David Greely uses Shadows-on-the-Teche as both inspiration and recording studio. more

Visual & Performing Arts

The villain in “The Blood of Heaven” is so carefully crafted that evil makes disturbing sense more

Literature

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Joshua S. Hall

A house with nine lives on Pointe Coupee's lost Atchafalaya River Road more

House & Home

Norman Marmillion of Laura Plantation

Photo by James Fox-Smith

Norman has devoted his life to researching, preserving, and interpreting the history of the Creole experience. more

People & Places

Windsor Ruins

Photo by Keith Benoist

The ruins of Windsor stand ten miles southwest of Port Gibson, Mississippi. Built in 1859 by Smith Coffee Daniel II, Windsor was the largest Antebellum home in Mississippi. more

Outdoor Adventures

A new window on history based on ordinary citizens’ perspectives. more

History

Mary Manhein, the director of the Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services (FACES) laboratory at LSU, and her staff create images of unknown soldiers who died 150 years ago. To read the full story, click here. Video by Brian ... more

History

Faces from the Past: Mary Manhein and her staff create images of unknown soldiers who died 150 years ago. more

History