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Confessions of a Historical Pack Rat: “Retired But Not Shy” at Eight

[ Note:  One question any new blogger should—but probably doesn’t—ask is, “Will I be able to find sufficient material to keep this blog alive?”  I know that I didn’t think about this question in May 2010, when I contemplated establishing … Continue reading

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Georgia’s Notorious Yazoo Land Fraud and Its Consequences, Part 2 (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 27)

[Note: The first post in this series discussed the Yazoo land fraud and its consequences between 1795 and 1815 or so.  This part carries the story through the late 1830s, when Georgia, strongly supported by President Andrew Jackson, finally realized … Continue reading

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Life–and Death–on A Cherokee Plantation (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 26)

A Review of Tiya Miles, The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2010. Those interested in the history of the Cherokee Nation in Georgia know about the Vann House, or think they … Continue reading

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“The Flags, Daddy, the Flags!”: “Retired But Not Shy” at Six

[NOTE:  I launched Retired But Not Shy: Doing History After Leaving the Classroom a couple of weeks following my retirement, in May 2010, from nearly four decades teaching History in an Atlanta prep school.  I really didn’t know what I was doing, but, as the … Continue reading

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Changing Views of the Removal of the Cherokees from Georgia (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 25)

[NOTE:  Over the past several years, while researching Rancorous Enmities and Blind Partialities: Factions and Parties in Georgia, 1807-1845 (2015), I read a lot of books on Cherokee removal and the “Trail of Tears,” key events during the years covered in that volume.  These … Continue reading

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Creeks and Cherokees–Walking Native Ground (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 23)

[NOTE:  Recently, I finished reading Tiya Miles’s fine study, The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story, the history of the property we now know as the Chief Vann House State Historic Site, in Chatsworth, Georgia. The House on … Continue reading

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Alive and Still Bloggin’: “Retired But Not Shy” at Five

A little over a year ago, I posted an account of the evolution of this blog as it reached its fourth birthday. It’s now time to provide an update, a few months after the fifth anniversary of “Retired But Not Shy,” and the appearance … Continue reading

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Religion and Politics in a Memoir About Life in Antebellum Georgia (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 22)

[NOTE:  Among the delights of historical research are the obscure sources unearthed that prove interesting to the historian, if not immediately useful to the topic being investigated.  I’d like to offer an example:  George Washington Paschal’s memoir of his parents, Agnes and George, and … Continue reading

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The News from Indian Country: The Cherokee Phoenix, 1828-1834, Part II (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 9)

[Note: We conclude the story of the Cherokee Phoenix begun in a previous post. Both the passage by Congress of the Indian Removal Act (1830) and President Jackson’s refusal to enforce the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Worcester v. … Continue reading

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The News from Indian Country–The Cherokee Phoenix, 1828-1834, Part I (In Pursuit of Dead Georgians, 8)

[Note:  This began as my contribution to my school’s interdisciplinary examination of Native American culture, but I had another reason for offering to present something on the Cherokee tribal newspaper:   the removal of the Cherokees from Georgia was a significant part of my ongoing research project, … Continue reading

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