Category Archives: Places

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.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: Christopher Morley

In this Dispatch, Dr. Deaton remembers the life and works of the one of his favorite writers, Christopher Morley, born 130 years ago today.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: Library of Congress

Continuing our celebration of National Library Week, Dr. Deaton discusses the history of America’s premier national library, established 220 years ago this week.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: National Library Week

In honor of National Library Week, Dr. Deaton looks at the libraries throughout his life that have shaped his love of learning and history.

S3E4: Political Insider Jim Galloway

Stan talks to Jim Galloway, a 40-year veteran of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the lead writer and founder of the AJC’s Political Insider blog, the best-read and most influential political blog in the state. Jim talks about Georgia’s changing demographics and their effect on Georgia politics, Donald Trump in historical context, the future of newspapers and the American Republic—and Steve Oney’s influence on his career. Also this week: the ever-popular This Week in History, and a tribute to Pulitzer-Prize winning historian William S. Mcfeely.