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Alexandra Kennon

Civil rights and sizzling barbecue in the Alabama capital Read more

Getaways

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Nathanael Gassett

One night in a city both proper and improper Read more

Getaways

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New York Illustrated News

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

History

Oyster

Photo by Lucie Monk Carter

Experiencing history through the cuisine of the era Read more

Foodways

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

Literature

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

History

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Photos by Frank McMains

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

History

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

Literature

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Courtesy of Port Hudson SHS

Re-enacted battles offer a vivid window into war Read more

History

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

Literature

How photography put the Civil War in perspective Read more

History

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Photo by Ruth Laney

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

Visual & Performing Arts

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

Literature

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Joshua S. Hall

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

House & Home

Norman Marmillion of Laura Plantation

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

Outdoor Adventures

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

History

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

History

Notes from a wartime correspondent, embedded with the enemy Read more

History