Vol. 1, No. 1: Fall 1994

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Vol. 1, No. 1: Fall 1994

“What is the ‘real’ South?” Harry L. Watson and John Shelton Reed ask in our second issue. “Is there any such thing?” Read on as we explore that question and more in Fall 1994.

The Front Porch: Fall 1994

by John Shelton Reed, Harry L. Watson

"If this is your first look at Southern Cultures, we're glad you've joined us. If you're paying us a return visit, welcome back."

The Death of Southern Heroes: Historic Funerals of the South

by Charles Reagan Wilson

"Public ritual, including funerals for prominent regional figures, nurtured the growing popular belief in a southern cultural identity."

Seeing the Highlands, 1900–1939

by David Moltke-Hansen

"Phelps's images hold a kind of interest and value that a stranger's cannot."

From Il Trovatore to the Crazy Mountaineers: The Rise and Fall of Elevated Culture on WBT-Charlotte, 1922–1930

by Pamela Grundy

"Like many other flights of booster fancy, the predictions for WBT would gradually descend to earth."

Paul Green and the Southern Literary Renaissance

by John Herbert (Jack) Roper

"What did the Southern Literary Renaissance look like and feel like in the 1920s?"

Embattled Emblem: The Army of Northern Virginia Battle Flag, 1861 to the Present (Review)

by Edward L. Ayers

Exhibition at the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia, through April 1995.

Deerskins and Duffels: The Creek Indian Trade with Anglo-America, 1685-1815 by Kathryn E. Holland Braund (Review)

by Peter H. Wood

University of Nebraska Press, 1993

Africans in Colonial Louisiana: The Development of Afro-Creole Culture in the Eighteenth Century by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall (Review)

by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

Louisiana State University Press, 1992

Creole New Orleans: Race and Americanization Edited by Arnold R. Hirsch and Joseph Logsdon (Review)

by Karen Trahan Leathem

Louisiana State University Press, 1992

African-American Gardens and Yards in the Rural South by Richard Westmacott (Review)

by John Rashford

University of Tennessee Press, 1992

Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery by John Michael Vlach (Review)

by Thomas W. Hanchett

University of North Carolina Press, 1993

Tumult and Silence at Second Creek: An Inquiry into a Civil War Slave Conspiracy by Winthrop D. Jordan (Review)

by Charles Joyner

Louisiana State University Press, 1993

The Paradox of Southern Progressivism, 1880-1930 by William A. Link (Review)

by Stephen Kantrowitz

University of North Carolina Press, 1992

Step Back Cindy: Oldtime Dancing in Southwest Virginia by Anne Johnson with Susan Spalding (Review)

by Wayne Martin

1/2-inch video, 28 minutes, color. Appalshop Inc., 306 Madison Street, Whitesburg, KY 41858.

Exiles and Fugitives: The Letters of Jacques and Raîssa Maritain, Allen Tate, and Caroline Gordon Edited by John M. Dunaway (Review)

by Alphonse Vinh

Louisiana State University Press, 1992

Unheard Voices: The First Historians of Southern Women Edited by Anne Firor Scott (Review)

by Jacqueline Jones

University Press of Virginia, 1993

Southern Women: Histories and Identities Edited by Virginia Bernhard, Betty Brandon, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, and Theda Perdue (Review)

by Kathleen C Berkeley

University of Missouri Press, 1993

We Shall Overcome (review)

by Trudier Harris

1/2-inch video, 58 minutes, color. California Newsreel, 149 Ninth Street, No. 420, San Francisco, CA 94103.

The Color of Their Skin: Education and Race in Richmond, Virginia, 1954-89 (review)

by George W. Noblit

University Press of Virginia, 1992.

Vietnam and the Southern Imagination (review)

by Melton A McLaurin

University Press of Mississippi, 1992.

Images of Southern Women

by John Shelton Reed

"Most studies of regional stereotypes have asked people to describe "southerners" in general, even though everyone knows that there are many different kinds of southerners."

Unlocking Photographs

by Ellen Garrison

"Few know his name."

Incident at the Depot

by Paul Green

"And there must be a scar in his heart too. There is in mine, and always will be."