Vol. 1, No. 2: Winter 1995

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Vol. 1, No. 2: Winter 1995

Southern white masculinity, Saturday night in country music, southern manners, and more.

Front Porch: Winter 1995

by John Shelton Reed, Harry L. Watson

"There's plenty of cultural diversity in the American South, and you can always get a friendly argument started by trying to pronounce on who or what lies at the center of the southern cultural experience."

A Short History of Redneck: The Fashioning of a Southern White Masculine Identity

by Patrick Huber

"Rural poor and working-class white southerners have endured a broad range of slurs throughout U.S. history, many derived from geographic regions, dietary habits, physical appearance, or types of clothing."

“Millways” Remembered: A Conversation with Kenneth and Margaret Morland

by John Shelton Reed

"My approach was simply to tell them exactly what I was trying to do, stating that I was helping with a study of the South and that I needed their help to show how Southerners really lived."

The Law and the Code in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

by Robert O. Stephens

"On the surface the story is about growing up in a small southern town."

Saturday Night in Country Music: The Gospel According to Juke

by Jimmie N. Rogers, Stephen A. Smith

"Even the casual observer knows that the working poor are the predominant dramatis personae in the rhetorical vision of country music."

The White Furniture Company of Mebane: The Final Months photographs by Bill Bamberger (review)

by Peter Filene

North Carolina Humanities Council, 1994

Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in a Frontier Exchange Economy: The Lower Mississippi Valley Before 1783 by Daniel H. Usner Jr. (review)

by Eric Hinderaker

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1992

Freedom’s Lawmakers: A Directory of Black Officeholders during Reconstruction (review)

by Wayne K. Durrill

Oxford University Press, 1993.

The Letters of a Victorian Madwoman (review)

by Anastatia Sims

University of South Carolina Press, 1993.

Daughters of Time: Creating Woman’s Voice in Southern Story (review)

by Sarah Gordon

University of Georgia Press, 1990.

For God, Country and Coca-Cola: The Unauthorized History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company That Makes It (review)

by Annette C. Wright

Charles Scribner's Sons, 1993. 556 pp. Cloth, $27.50; paper, $14.00.

Organizing the Breathless: Cotton Dust, Southern Politics, and the Brown Lung Association (review)

by Judkins Bennett M.

University of Kentucky Press, 1993.

Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, and: Outside Agitator: Jon Daniels and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama (review)

by Steven F. Lawson

University of North Carolina Press, 1992. University of North Carolina Press, 1993.

Southern Baptists Observed: Multiple Perspectives on a Changing Denomination (review)

by Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp

University of Tennessee Press, 1993.

The South Moves into Its Future: Studies in the Analysis and Prediction of Social Change (review)

by Dwight B. Billings

University of Alabama Press, 1991.

They Didn’t Put That on the Huntley-Brinkley! A Vagabond Reporter Encounters the New South (review)

by Ferrel Guillory

University of Georgia Press, 1993.

Graphic Arts & the South: Proceedings of the 1990 North American Print Conference (review)

by Leo Mazow

University of Arkansas Press, 1993.

Southern Manners

by John Shelton Reed

"For as long as some people have thought of themselves as southerners, they have believed that their manners were better than (or at least different from) those of other Americans—who have, by and large, been willing to grant them that."

The Microfilm South

by David Moltke-Hansen

"The revolution is quiet, but its impact is resounding."

The Southern Martial Tradition: A Memory

by Louis D. Rubin Jr.

"We were part of its community life. But we were Jewish, and not from the old families that had fought in the Confederate War."