My wife Elizabeth Thomas and I have just launched our new collaborative blog, Tangled Histories, connected to our ongoing book project on William Holland Thomas (her gg grandfather), the Eastern Cherokee, and the long history of white supremacy — as it unfolded in the amazing microcosm of western North Carolina. The inaugural entry is Elizabeth’s beautiful thought piece inspired by a bell she inherited, recalling Southern belles, bells to beckon servants and slaves, and church bells ringing for Judgment Day.  Please follow and contribute!  We welcome your comments and your own stories.