Book of the Week

Atlanta, Cradle of the New South:
Race and Remembering in the Civil War's Aftermath

by William A. Link

Now in paperback!

“This is an important book, and William Link shows that Atlanta was indeed a place where the past and the future, the Civil War and the New South, race and economics, and memory and reality converged.”
--North Carolina Historical Review


Cartoon: Jesse and Frank James Discover the Risks of Railroad Robbery, by M.W. Summers

Political cartoon and commentary by historian M.W. Summers: meet two men who eclipsed even Jesse and Frank James in their exploitative conquests. […]

Cartoon: John B. Gordon Takes Umbrage and Crisp Twenties, by Mark Wahlgren Summers

Conservative John B. Gordon, in Rufus Bullock’s Railroad Aid Casino, Takes Umbrage and Crisp Twenties. […]

Cartoon: Wade Hampton’s Whiskers, by Mark Wahlgren Summers

Political cartoon and commentary by historian M.W. Summers: How the Lost Cause lost its way with Wade Hampton […]

Cartoon: 1874 Arkansas Politics, by Mark Wahlgren Summers

On Thursdays over the coming weeks, we will feature a new cartoon—hand drawn by Summers—that offers a creative, satirical spin on Reconstruction history. Each cartoon is accompanied by brief commentary from the author/illustrator to help put things into context. These cartoons stimulate your brain, tickle your funny bone, and bring history to life in a whole new way. Next up in the satirical scaffold: the conflict between political parties in the Brooks-Baxter War. […]

Cartoon: The Grannies, by Mark Wahlgren Summers

Today’s cartoon focuses on the scandals of political patronage. […]