Ravages of the Yellow Fever

Yellow fever was so devastating people fled the cities where it was prevalent and lived elsewhere from August to November each year. … More Ravages of the Yellow Fever

Why a cotton field?

A cotton field in Smyrna, Tennessee. Courtesy of Michael Batts. My historical novel series Before the Civil War focuses on the decade before the Civil War. Cotton was the lifeblood of the South during that time period. What better representation of the time, the place and the people? Save Save