Vol. 2, No. 1: Fall 1995

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Vol. 2, No. 1: Fall 1995

How is the South remembered? And who is remembered? Check out the Fall 1995 issue.

Front Porch: Fall 1995

by John Shelton Reed

"Spotting an opportunity, some enterprising publishers have created a major industry by helping us to remember important things like the best recipe for mint juleps, or how to add an authentic hot tub wing onto a suburban Big House, or what nice people will be wearing to next year's Collard Festival."

Memory and the South

by Edward L. Ayers

"Our sudden interest in memory has something to do with the democratization of history, with our interest in how literally everyone saw themselves."

What Is Social Memory?

by Scot A. French

"Our stories should be testaments to the enduring significance of their stories, not monuments to our own changing perceptions of the past."

Aunt Jemima Explained: The Old South, the Absent Mistress, and the Slave in a Box

by Maurice M. Manring

"Before . . . our joy at the demise of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Tom approaches the indecent, we had better ask whence they sprang, how they lived? Into what limbo have they vanished?" —James Baldwin

Reflections on the Death of Emmett Till

by Anne Sarah Rubin

"Emmett Till has no voice in all that has been written about him. But how have Americans—white and black, male and female, liberal and conservative—written about the case and the boy, and how have these impressions changed over time?"

“I Ventured to Say I Was a Virginian”: Vachel Lindsay and the South

by William R. Irwin

"Often described as a vaudeville show in itself, a Vachel Lindsay poetry lecture was popular entertainment in the 1920s."

The Sacrament of Remembrance: Southern Agrarian Poet Donald Davidson and His Past

by Paul V. Murphy

"For us, the long remembering / Of all our hearts have better known." —Donald Davidson

To Wake the Nations: Race in the Making of American Literature by Eric J. Sundquist (review)

by Joel Williamson

Harvard University Press, 1993

Bond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge by Charles B. Dew (review)

by Winthrop D. Jordan

W. W. Norton and Co., 1994

Inherit the Alamo: Myth and Ritual at an American Shrine by Holly Beachley Brear (review)

by James E. Crisp

University of Texas Press, 1995

Kenneth and John B. Rayner and the Limits of Southern Dissent by Gregg Cantrell (review)

by Paul D. Escott

University of Illinois Press, 1993

The Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, 1865-1900 by Nina Silber (review)

by James L. Peacock

University of North Carolina Press, 1993

Bittersweet Legacy: The Black and White “Better Classes” in Charlotte, 1850-1910 by Janette Thomas Greenwood (review)

by Frye Gaillard

University of North Carolina Press, 1994

The Sanctified South: John Lakin Brasher and the Holiness Movement by J. Lawrence Brasher (review)

by Donald G. Mathews

University of Illinois Press, 1994

Where the River Runs Deep: The Story of a Mississippi River Pilot by Joy J. Jackson (review)

by Lynn Roundtree

Louisiana State University Press, 1993

Erskine Caldwell: A Biography by Harvey L. Klevar (review)

by Fred Hobson

University of Tennessee Press, 1993

The Schoolhouse Door: Segregation’s Last Stand at the University of Alabama by E. Culpepper Clark (review)

by Tinsley E. Yarbrough

Oxford University Press, 1992

“You-all” Spoken Here

by John Shelton Reed

"In the South, both hearing you-all and saying it are pretty much unaffected by education and income, and both are almost as common among urban southerners as among rural ones."

Grassroots Environmental History: The Southern Federal Writers’ Project Life Histories as a Source

by Jerrold Hirsch

"The FWP's southern life histories program allowed ordinary southerners to join that debate and created a valuable oral history source for a study of the relationship between southern cultural, social, and environmental history."

The Life of a Southerner (in Drawings): An Interview with Jesse Whitaker

by Gretchen Givens

"At the age of 51, Jesse Whitaker began drawing pencil sketches of his memories of being a schoolboy in eastern North Carolina."