Hodding Carter III on southern politics. Tupelo, Mississippi—real and imagined. Roots of South Louisiana swamp pop. Kentucky mountain feuds. Journalist Ben Robertson as social critic. Erskine Caldwell’s God’s Little Acre and class. Louisiana’s Goldband Recording Corporation collection comes to UNC. Porch-sitting and southern tradition. And the age-old question: fireworks or shotguns on New Year’s Eve? Our second year of publishing closes with a bang!
"It will come as no surprise to modern South-watchers that things just aren't what they used to be."
"Can a prominent Mississippi liberal love the Battle Flag? The answer may surprise you."
"Tupelo is one of the most-mentioned place names in southern geography. The author takes a look at Tupelo's evolving image."
"Like zydeco and Cajun music, swamp pop is vital to the cultural identity of Cajun and Creole country."
Convinved in advance that mountain people were benighted and degenerate, outsiders shaped the lore of feuding to suit their own purposes.
"The distinguished South Carolina journalist grappled with the issues of class, race, and industrialization in the South of the 1930s and 1940s."
"The author explores deep divisions between early-twentieth-century South Carolina's farmers and mill hands as seen in the work of Erskine Caldwell and in recent labor history."
NYU Press, 1995
The University of North Carolina Press, 2007
ILR Press, 1994
The University of North Carolina Press, 1997
University of Arkansas Press, 1994
North Carolina Wesleyan College Press 1995, 1993
University of North Carolina Press, 1993
University of North Carolina Press, 1994
The University of Tennessee Press, 1994
"Examining the persistence of a pyrotechnic custom."
"A firsthand look at the artisitc and business records of south Louisiana's Goldband enterprises."
"I have recently been reflecting on the significance of the porch in the South, on what that space allows and what it means."