Erin Blakemore

Erin Blakemore is a writer based in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author of The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, From Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her work has appeared in Time, The Washington Post, and National Geographic.

People march along a road as a sign for the Jefferson Davis Highway stands in the foreground

How the Confederacy Is Etched Into American Roads

As cars became central to American life, a group of Confederate descendants dreamed of a coast-to-coast tribute to their vision of the South. Remnants of their efforts still remain.