Category Archives: Places

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: The Murder of Emmett Till: 65 Years Ago

Dr. Deaton looks at one of the most notorious racially-motivated murders of the 20th century, the intense reaction to it, and its impact on launching the modern Civil Rights movement.

Dispatches From Off the Deaton Path: Stone Mountain

In this Dispatch, Dr. Deaton takes a look at the controversial history behind Georgia’s Stone Mountain. 

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.