Regular readers will recall my post about recent archaeological findings at the Camp Lawton site in Georgia. More recently, other CW bloggers have picked up the story and developed it at greater length. Rea Redd's post at the Civil War Librarian links to the same article as my previous post, but Corey Meyer's post at The Blood of My Kindred links to NPR's coverage of the Camp Lawton story.
Corey also links to another great NPR story that I stumbled upon independently: that of a CW re-enactor named Joe McGill who's currently touring the southeastern US, sleeping in preserved slave cabins. McGill undertook the project as a way to "bring attention to the cabins, and honor the memory of the people who lived in them." It's nice to see a member of the re-enactment community engaging with the memory of slavery in such a visceral fashion. Click here to read Joe's blog and learn more about the Slave Cabin Project. Kudos to Joe for the project, and NPR for its coverage.
Finally (I swear I'm not being paid by NPR), I want to highlight another recent NPR feature on the man Abraham Lincoln described as his 'beau ideal of a statesman.' That's right, Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky. The feature highlights a new book by David and Jeanne Heidler, entitled Henry Clay: The Essential American. The book explores Clay's characteristically compromising position on the slavery question.