In “Border Town,” Christopher Corbett, professor of the practice of English, reflects on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and his first neighbor in Baltimore, journalist Philip Myers in his latest essay in Style magazine.
Corbett discusses Baltimore’s, and Myers’s, memories of and connection to the 19th Century.
“…Charm City, below the Mason-Dixon Line, seemed very Southern to me. And that impression, one that remains to this day, was much reinforced by the reminders of the late War Between the States that I passed every day,” Corbett says.
Myers, Corbett writes, “made it possible for us to say years later that we had known someone who had known someone who had heard the Gettysburg Address.”
The essay is on the back page of the March/April edition of Style magazine. It can be read here.