Vol. 13, No. 1: Spring 2007

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Vol. 13, No. 1: Spring 2007

Travel through time with Bland Simpson at Machelle Island. Journey the I-40 corridor from Kure Beach to Asheville. Watch South Carolinians chase smokestacks and begin to go global. Discover one of the South’s leading suffragists. Hear Brother Dave Gardner explain why people live in the North. Meet the Devil himself in the grocery store. And then have a seat for some manure tea . . . if you dare.

Front Porch: Spring 2007

by Harry L. Watson

"In the good old days, I'll have you know, 'nostalgia' was just a fancy term for homesickness."

Machelhe Island

by Bland Simpson

"Machelhe Island was, like the river itself, an inescapable daily sight in this old town, a swampy elongation stretching from Camden Way toward us in town, pinching the river at The Narrows and then letting it--maybe making it--spread out to the southeast and quickly widen and become a bay."

Economic Development and Globalization in South Carolina

by Phillip R. Stone, Lacy K. Ford

"More of the same is not going to work, because you can only get so many BMWs."

Kure Beach to Asheville: Snapshots from North Carolina’s I-40 Corridor

by Gyoung-Youl Jeong

"The South, of course, is not what it once was."

The Devil Is In

by Tanya Olson

"The devil was in the grocery store yesterday . . ."

Seniors and the Sunbelt

by John Shelton Reed

"Brother Dave Gardner once cracked that 'the only reason people live in the North is because they have jobs there.'"

Hunting Down Alabama Old-Time Manure Tea

by Karen Yochim

"Owing to the soaring prices of pharmaceuticals, I thought it wise to track down a woman who is known for brewing an old-time, all-purpose Alabama cure-all: cow-manure tea."

Gertrude Weil and Her Times

by Anne Firor Scott

"Who knows? I may live long enough to become a communist!"

Mockingbird Song: Ecological Landscapes of the South (review)

by Otis L. Graham

University of North Carolina Press, 2006

Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity (review)

by Jane Elizabeth Dailey

Oxford University Press, 2005

Magnolias without Moonlight: The American South from Regional Confederacy to National Integration (review)

by Stephen J. Whitfield

Transaction Publishers, 2005

Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws that Changed America (review)

by Jack Bass

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006

The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory (review)

by Carole Blair

University of Georgia Press, 2006