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Steve Oney is the author of And The Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank, the definitive account of the Frank case. We chatted with him about the lingering resonance of the Frank case and parallels between the social and political climate of Georgia in 1915 compared to today.
Our city is infamous for demolishing its past. Much of that rep is deserved, but the Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual Phoenix Flies showcases the exceptions—saved structures and restored spaces. Over 16 days, participants can choose from 150 tours staged with APC’s 80 partners.
When you run a convention dedicated to reinterpretation, debates get hot, as the organizers of AnachroCon (mission: “present all sides of the historical record”) know full well.
Kitty Robinson is the executive director of the Historic Charleston Foundation. “I like to think of Charleston as America’s most historic city. The most prominent house museum is the grand, Federal-style Nathaniel Russell House, which...
Most towns between Atlanta and Savannah have a Sherman story, though Covington’s is less harrowing than some: His troops looted the town but otherwise left it intact.
While I was sifting through the hoards of conch shells, disc clams, and horseshoe crab remnants left on Cumberland Island National Seashore by a generous surf, something in the distance caught my eye: two majestic creatures at water’s edge, standing so close together that they appeared as one hulking beast.