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Sarah Bird’s Lively New Novel Resurrects a Little-Known Civil War Hero

Bird produces a memorable re-creation of a freed slave who passed as a man to become a Buffalo Soldier — and of the thoroughly racist country in which she suffered and triumphed.

You want to use phrases like “ripping yarn” and “helluva story” for Sarah Bird’s new page-turner, but that makes Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen sou...Read More

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End of an Error

East of Brownsville, an unassuming patch of ground hosted the final, pointless battle of the
Civil War.

East of Brownsville, an unassuming patch of ground hosted the final, pointless battle of the Civil War. ...Read More

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How Do You Memorialize a Mob?

Gainesville, Texas, is a patriotic small town. It's also the site of one of the nation's worst acts of mob violence—a history some citizens would like to forget.

Gainesville, Texas, is a patriotic small town. It's also the site of the nation's largest act of mob violence. One hundred and fifty-two years later, the town f...Read More

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