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Lynne Feeley

These Bodies’ Work

I had no plans to watch the gymnastics competition in Rio, but when you keep hearing, she’s the best gymnast in history, you tune...

Swamps, Squash, Slavery

It is difficult to imagine a sufficient motive to have induced any man to penetrate a mile into the swamp before paths were cut...

On Going to the Plantation Forever

  As the Civil War drew to a close, ardent Confederate Edmund Ruffin decided he’d rather die than live under the rule of the “malignant,...

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