Nancy “Nance” Martin

AUTHOR:  JC Knowles (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter) Nancy “Nance” Adams Martin, the daughter of businessman and ship owner Silas Martin and his wife, Margaret Crawford Martin, took ill and died while at sea with her father. In 1857, Silas took...

Old myths frustrate modern hopes

Old myths frustrate modern hopes If you grew up white, Southern and embedded in the successor class to the Antebellum gentry, you’ve likely heard it — more than once: “I was always told that they treated them like family.” “Them”...

The South before the war: an island in time

The South before the war: an island in time The first thing a modern time-traveler would notice, on arrival in the antebellum South, would most likely be the silence. There might be movement among dry leaves, or the snort of a horse. Bird songs, surely, and,...

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