General James Oglethorpe

Dr. Deaton reports from Downtown Savannah, as he visits sites commemorating Georgia’s founder, General James Oglethorpe, on the anniversary of his death. He also looks at the influence of the Oglethorpe Plan through Savannah’s squares in the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States.

Podcast S4E8: 1776

For Independence Day, Stan talks about This Week in History (including Elvis, the CDC, the Beatles, Sherlock Holmes, Thomas Jefferson & John Adams), notes the birthday of a celebrated historian, remembers a segregationist southern governor from the Civil Rights Movement, highlights new additions to the Off the Deaton Path bookshelf, and revisits one of hisContinue Reading »

Ice Trae 2, the Shimmy, and the Frozen Pond

I reported two weeks ago that Atlanta’s NBA Hawks were still playing in June, having made it to the second round of the playoffs. Now, for only the second time in the franchise’s 53-year history, the Hawks have made it to the Eastern Conference finals, 1 of only 4 teams still standing.

The Indefatigable Dr. Ferling

John Ferling, professor emeritus of history at the University of West Georgia, is one of the most prolific historians writing today—and one of the best. This is John’s 15th book on the colonial and Revolutionary period, and his 10th in the last 21 years. This volume, covering the last three years of the American Revolutionary War, weighs in at 561 pages of text and nearly 150 pages of notes and bibliography.

Ice-Trae in June

It’s the second week of June, and let’s pause our perusal of history for a moment to praise Atlanta’s professional basketball team. Wait, we’re paying attention to the Hawks in June? In the immortal words of Bud Robertson, Oh my yes.