Return to Sand Island


For me, growing up in Alabama, the waters of the Gulf always held a certain charm. My family vacationed regularly on Dauphin Island, Alabama’s large barrier island not too far from the Mississippi state line. Once part of “New France,” the island was named after the heir apparent (“dauphin”) to...

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About the Author

Thomas Albert Howard teaches history and directs the honors program at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. His most recent book, God and the Atlantic: America, Europe, and the Religious Divide, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2011.

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