Category Archives: People

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: Smallpox

This Dispatch looks at one of the most hideous and deadly diseases in human history that killed hundreds of millions–and its complete eradication in the 20th century.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: The Class of 2020

This Dispatch is a special edition dedicated to the Class of 2020: a “commencement address” from Dr. Deaton followed by a short tribute featuring some of the members of this extraordinary group, graduating under extraordinary circumstances. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Thank you to everyone who responded to our appeal for photos of your seniors. We are grateful for all of them and hope that even more will be forthcoming for the GHS COVID-19 Collection. In the meantime, we hope that you will enjoy this very special edition of Dispatches from Off the Deaton Path, featuring your 2020 high school seniors.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton: Button Gwinnett

This Dispatch looks at the life, death, and historical after-life of this controversial Georgia figure and Declaration of Independence signer, who fought Georgia’s most famous duel 243 years ago this week.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

This Dispatch examines the birth of one of rock’s greatest hits, recorded by the Rolling Stones 55 years ago this week in 1965.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: Hurricane Sherman Arrives in Georgia

In this Dispatch, Dr. Deaton discusses General William Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign, which began 156 years ago this week in May 1864, and led to the fall of Atlanta, Lincoln’s re-election, the March to the Sea, and the end of the Confederacy.