In Memoriam: Leeta Bailey

Amherst College notes the passing of Leeta Bailey on July 29, 2014. She worked at the Frost Library from 1978 to 1985 and from 1987 until her retirement in 1998. Her husband, Duane W. Bailey, professor of mathematics and astronomy at the college, passed away in 1998.

An obituary with more information is available here.

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Beyond the Battlefield

By Eric Goldscheider

AP photo by Matt Rourke

[Civil War] During most of the 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg, says Ronald Bailey ’75, the history presented at the Civil War landmark has been primarily about glorifying soldiers—on both sides—and reconciling divisions between white Americans.

Questions about slavery and emancipation rarely intrude.