In Amalie Howard’s Civil War-era romance, “The Duke in Question,” a crafty spy on a mission crosses paths with the man who’s both adversary and object of her desire.
Amalie Howard’s romance, “The Duke in Question,” took inspiration from a real-life Black woman who worked as a spy during the American Civil War.
Prologue Lost The Cut, Montana Territory. October 1870. The dog stopped along the trail ahead of him, growling. Yellowstone Jack Baronett reined in his horse and dismounted, taking his gun from the saddle. He soon saw what had captured the dog’s attention: an animal was dragging itself slowly up the side of the Cut, a […]
Celebrating Juneteenth should not be a divisive issue. Instead, it should be the commencement of a fortnight of freedom ending with the Fourth of July. Tying the two independence days together might help our country recognize both the exceptional principles behind its founding and our historical failures living up to those ideals. Now, with a […]
I’m prone to obsessions. My (patient) wife has spent too much time listening about weightlifting, physics, birds, three-toed sloths. When it comes to history, it’s gotta be the Cold War. I’ve read a little of everything on the subject. When I think about history, I’ve never been a fan of the idea that there is […]
Myra has missed 30 years of her life, due to a coma, but has found a new friendship with her young neighbor, Ossie. Together, they both are searching for their place in this world. < Previous | Start from the beginning | Next > More cartoons from The Colorado Sun
The Civil War statue toppled by protesters outside the Colorado state Capitol over the summer will be replaced by a sculpture of a Native American woman mourning the atrocities of the Sand Creek Massacre. The Capitol Building Advisory Committee voted 7-2 Friday in favor of the new sculpture after hearing from representatives of the tribes […]
The conversation started almost immediately. Three women, visitors to History Colorado’s downtown museum, happened by the statue of a Union soldier that had been defaced and pulled off its pedestal during a stretch of racial equality protests months ago in Denver. They quickly read several very different interpretations — representing historians, veterans, indigenous tribes and […]
When the statue of a Union soldier that stood on the west side of the state Capitol was toppled and defaced by protesters in June, it did more than reignite a long-running conversation about public monuments and their meaning. It also started a chain reaction that could add new dimension and additional context to the […]
Earlier this month, Sarah Stabio was cleaning up in the exercise studio she opened nearly four years ago when she caught a glimpse of the screen-printed sign on her front window: “The Bar Method Denver-Stapleton.” Suddenly, she couldn’t wait another moment. “Stapleton,” the area that memorializes a Denver mayor notorious for his ties to the […]