Georgia Backroads: “A Man of Most Simple and Attractive Manners” [Out Now!]

Georgia Backroads, Autumn 2017

I’m very pleased to announce my latest essay, titled “A Man of Most Simple and Attractive Manners.” It’s out now in the Autumn 2017 issue of Georgia Backroads. This piece, my fifth for the magazine, has been a long time in the making. I started the research back when I was writing the Jordan’s Journey book. It was a difficult article, about a person in my family history that there was no family memory of. John Dawson Pope is a unique figure in my family. You might find his role in the history of Georgia, and even the history of California, quite interesting! I do hope you will check it out.

Since this article required so much research, and I scoured the country for information to help me put it together, even traveling to Los Angeles, I’ll share my list of sources with you here since the works cited is not printed in the magazine itself. So this serves as an extra supplement. Also, hopefully, it means people doing other research related to these sources might stumble across my post here and lead them to my article.

In other news, I am happy to let you know that Jordan’s Journey will FINALLY become available in a paperback edition. I don’t have an exact date yet, but hopefully very soon.

SOURCES

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