Andrew S. Ward

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Andrew S. Ward is the author of The Slaves' War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves, Our Bones are Scattered: The Cawnpore Massacres and The Indian Mutiny Of 1857, Dark Midnight When I Rise: The Story of the Jubilee Singers, and The Blood Seed.
He is a former contributing editor to Atlantic Monthly, commentator for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and columnist for The Washington Post.

Articles by this Contributor

July/august 1990

When the author moved into a 1905 house on an island near Seattle, he found himself sharing it with the uncommon people who had lived there before him

April 1994

The strange saga of a town that bragged, burned, and bullied itself into existence—and then became one of the most civilized places on earth

May/June 1999

May/June 1999

Thomas Berger, the author of a classic novel of the American West, speaks about its long-awaited sequel—and about what is to be learned in the challenging territory that lies between history and fiction

July/August 2000

How a small group of former slaves taught the world about black music, the promise of emancipation, and the meaning of the Civil War

August/September 2003

The man who has lived with him nearly as long as Samuel Clemens did tells why Twain still has the power to delight—and to disturb

August/September 2005

Trying to understand the Civil War’s ugliest incident