In This Issue
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Nat Turner's Insurrection
154 years ago, The Atlantic published an account of a Virginia slave revolt that would become one of the bloodiest in American history.
This obituary for Union army officer Theodore Winthrop ran in place of the dispatch he had been working on for the Atlantic when he was killed in action
Trees in Assemblages
A Soldier's Ancestry
Concerning Veal: A Discourse of Immaturity
Reminiscences of Stephen A. Douglas
Our River: (For a Summer Festival at "The Laurels" on the Merrimack)
Agnes of Sorrento
Where Will the Rebellion Leave Us?
Dirge: For One Who Fell in Battle
Currents and Counter-Currents in Medical Science
History of Civilization in England