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It’s hard to believe that Jerry Garcia has been dead for almost 19 years. I remember when a world without him was unimaginable.

As virtually always the case with Jerry, the theme is Americana, in this case the life of a former slave born in the town of Vicksburg, traded for a chestnut mare.

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Martin Longman

Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly. See all his writing at ProgressPond.com