The Titanic + Zombies = Awesomeness

Deck Z: The Titanic: Unsinkable. Undead by Chris Pauls and Matt Solomon published September 2012 by Chronicle Books LLC This review may contain spoilers. This book is one of the most awesome books I've ever read about the Titanic. In Deck Z, a zombie virus breaks out on board the the ship, and Thomas Andrews … Continue reading The Titanic + Zombies = Awesomeness

Another Mississippi Connection: Major Archibald Butt

Note: This story first appeared on “A Sense of Place”, the collections blog for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. I wrote it as part of a series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. Major Archibald Willingham Butt wasn’t a Mississippian, but he had Mississippi connections. The prominent Titanic victim had at least one … Continue reading Another Mississippi Connection: Major Archibald Butt

Black People and Titanic: The Myth

Almost immediately after the news of the Titanic’s demise began to spread, the memory of the ship and the sinking was key.  Before it even reached New York City, the Carpathia, the ship that rescued the survivors of Titanic, was inundated with wireless messages from press agencies requesting information about the sinking, including personal accounts.  … Continue reading Black People and Titanic: The Myth