Vol. 11, No. 4: Winter 2005

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Vol. 11, No. 4: Winter 2005

Is that Scarlett in the sky? Can one man’s search raise the dead? Is it true a single photographer snapped 40,000 shots? Is MLK’s southern dream still alive? What do college kids think about southern literature? Did someone make biscuits?

Front Porch: Winter 2005

by Harry L. Watson

"Lynching and mayhem are not the only dimensions of southern history worth preserving."

From Smiles to Miles: Delta Air Lines Flight Attendants and Southern Hospitality

by Drew Whitelegg

"In 1965 Braniff introduced the 'air strip,' in which a flight attendant disrobed bit-by-bit during the flight. Delta preferred coquetry to crudity."

And the Dead Shall Rise: An Overview

by Steve Oney

"In the 1913 South the novelty of a white jury convicting a white man largely on the word of a black man was enormous. Yet even so, it was only in the trial's aftermath that the deeper and more volatile issues came to the fore."

Teaching Southern Lit in Black and White

by Michael Kreyling

"I had to stop. It wasn't funny, and the bravura failed to lift any literary hearts. In this reading in this place, these words, whatever I might think about their literary merits, described white men on horseback with dogs hunting a defenseless black man on foot."

Guest Quarters at the Continuing Care Retirement Community

by Ruth Moose

"Someone, sometime / must have made biscuits. . ."

Forty Years after the War on Poverty: Interview with Photographer Billy E. Barnes

by Elizabeth Gritter, Billy E. Barnes

"There are times when you come upon a scene and everything is right. It tells a story. It has a center of interest. It has emotion. It has people in it who are beautiful people--and I don't mean Hollywood beautiful."

Martin Luther King and the Southern Dream of Freedom

by Timothy B. Tyson

"Southern culture, properly considered, actually more or less rules the world."

Chattooga: Descending Into the Myth of Deliverance River, by John Lane (review)

by Timothy Silver

University of Georgia Press, 2004

Where We Stand: Voices of Southern Dissent, ed. Anthony Dunbar (review)

by E.M. Beck

NewSouth Books, 2004

Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World War, by Jeannette Keith (review)

by Jonathan F. Phillips

University of North Carolina Press, 2004