The Plantation Tour Disaster: Teaching Slavery, Memory, and Public History by Niels Eichhorn, assistant professor of history at Middle Georgia State University.

Plantation tours offer an abundance of learning opportunities, but they can also offer a stereotypical, even anachronistic, portrayal of slavery and life in the Old South. For instance, a tour guide at the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site near Brunswick, Georgia,… Continue Reading The Plantation Tour Disaster: Teaching Slavery, Memory, and Public History by Niels Eichhorn, assistant professor of history at Middle Georgia State University.

The Underground Railroad in Art and History: A Review of Colson Whitehead’s Novel by Manisha Sinha

Colson Whitehead’s eerily brilliant and deceptively simple novel, The Underground Railroad, is much more than a fictional account of historical reality. Like all inspired works of art, the book, even at its most fantastical, deftly unearths the horrible truth at… Continue Reading The Underground Railroad in Art and History: A Review of Colson Whitehead’s Novel by Manisha Sinha

Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction in the Gilded Age by Dillon Carroll

In November 2015, two Princeton economists, Dr. Angus Deaton and Dr. Anne Case, published a startling report, which indicated that the mortality rates of poorly educated middle-aged white Americans had skyrocketed. These mortality rates, Deaton and Case argued, were not… Continue Reading Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction in the Gilded Age by Dillon Carroll