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Rowan Oak, home to enslaver Robert Sheegog at the time of the founding of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). Photo by Visit Mississippi, 2005.

Ole Miss and the Shadow of Slavery: A Conversation with Jeffrey Jackson and Charles Ross

Ivy League institutions are scrambling to uncover their links to the history of slavery. But the University of Mississippi—built by slaves, amid slave plantations, for slaveowners to teach future slaveowners—might offer the richest insights into the nation’s unshakable ties to centuries of bondage.

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Whatever. . . Never Mind, or Old Torvald Skaalen Died on Saturday

A story at the intersection of truth, lies, memory, and imagination set in the Norwegian-American cultural landscape of Stoughton, Wisconsin.

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Smolensk: A Mosaic of Memorials

The city of Smolensk is a memorial to Russia’s history: the old Rus’, the Imperial, the Soviet, and the beginnings of a new post-Soviet.

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Reflections on Extraction 1: Mining the Invisible

Reflecting on “Landscapes of Extraction,” CHE members explore the challenges of remembering and preserving the buried histories of mining landscapes.

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