Vol. 11, No. 2: Summer 2005

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Vol. 11, No. 2: Summer 2005

Naming the dead in the American Civil War, promoting the Gothic South, photographing keepers of southern byways, documenting a jazz funeral, praying with George Herbert in late winter, and remembering Harry Golden. This is Summer 2005.

Front Porch: Summer 2005

by Harry L. Watson

"The chances for great deeds are not limited to the dead. As often with a wisecrack as a bugle, they call us from the present life as well."

“The Dread Void of Uncertainty”: Naming the Dead in the American Civil War

by Drew Gilpin Faust

"More Americans died in the Civil War than in all other American wars combined up to Vietnam. Death touched nearly every American, north and south, of the Civil War era, yet the unanticipated scale of the destruction meant that at least half these dead remained unidentified."

Promoting the Gothic South

by Rebecca C. McIntyre

"Taking a boat ride down a swampy southern river was a thrilling escape into the unknown, a peep show of the grotesque, a blending of the realistic and the fantastic, which thrilled in a strange and disturbing way."

Keepers of the Southern Byways

by Brian Jolley

"The greatest influence on these portraits came in the form of Charles Kuralt, the late journalist who humbly traveled the road and made all those he met heroic."

Praying with George Herbert in Late Winter

by Tom Andrews

"Outside, light swarms / and particularizes the snow . . ."

Jazz Funeral: A Living Tradition

by Peter A. Coclanis, Angelo P. Coclanis

"On a sweaty Saturday morning in late October 2004, a jazz funeral was held in New Orleans. Lloyd Washington had performed off and on in the postwar period in one of the many groups known as the Ink Spots that grew out of the original 1930s group of that name."

Remembering Harry Golden: Food, Race, and Laughter

by Tom Hanchett

"'I have a positive cure for this mental aberration called anti-Semitism. I believe that if we gave each anti-Semite an onion roll with lox and cream cheese, some chopped chicken liver with a nice radish, and a good piece of brisket of beef with a few potato pancakes, he'd soon give up all this nonsense.'"

Ballad of Vertical Integration

by Lee Ann Brown

"For each and every one of us, a rainbow is the prize."

Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys! South Carolina and the Confederate Flag by K. Michael Prince (review)

by John M. Coski

University of South Carolina Press, 2004

Conjectures of Order: Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810–1860 by Michael O’Brien (review)

by Paul D. H. Quigley

University of North Carolina Press, 2004

Linguistic Diversity in the South: Changing Codes, Practices, and Ideologies ed. by Margaret Bender (review)

by Michael Montgomery

University of Georgia Press, 2004

A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina, and: A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina, and: A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina ed. by Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern (review)

by William S. Price

University of North Carolina Press, 1996, 1999, 2003