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Slave life’s harsh realities are erased in Christmas tours of Southern plantations

By Robert E. May, Purdue University This holiday season, many Americans will tour historic mansions in the Southern United States that are beautifully decked out...
George Green – the son of distiller Nathan ‘Nearest’ Green – was one of seven generations of the Green family who worked for the Jack Daniel’s distillery.

The Story of Nearest Green, America’s First Known Black Master Distiller

By Stefanie Benjamin, University of Tennessee When you hear the name Jack Daniel, whiskey probably comes to mind. But what about the name Nathan “Uncle...