Vol. 3, No. 3: Sports in the South

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Vol. 3, No. 3: Sports in the South

We shoot. We sprint. We leap. And we score. This Fall Southern Cultures covers the Sports in the South.

Front Porch: Sports in the South

by Harry L. Watson

"In 1953 a close observer of southern tribal customs recorded his observations of a desperate but popular weekend ritual."

The “Tennessee Test of Manhood”: Professional Wrestling and Southern Cultural Stereotypes

by Peter A. Coclanis, Louis M. Kyriakoudes

"What do southern cultural stereotypes in pro wrestling personas tell us about the South and the nation?"

Turning the Tide: College Football and Southern Progressivism

by Andrew Doyle

"The South's first Rose Bowl victory proclaims to the nation a new southern identity."

Bloomers and Beyond

by Pamela Grundy

"Players should be dressed in clothing which is not only proper but attractive, and which will remain in place during the game." —Athletics for High School Girls, North Carolina College for Women, November 1921

Southern Culture at the Crossroads: Presenting the South at the Centennial Olympic Games

by George Holt

"A culture clash occurs when traditional music, dance, and crafts meet southern city boosters at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta."

Tell About the South: Four Photographic and Art Exhibitions of the 1996 Olympic Arts Festival (review)

by Andy Ambrose

1996 Olympic Arts Festival

The American South: Past, Present, and Future (review)

by Carla S. Huskey

An exhibition curated by Andy Ambrose, on view at the Atlanta History Center through 28 September 1997.

Women’s Work, Men’s Work: The Informal Slave Economies of Lowcountry Georgia, and Working Toward Freedom: Slave Society and Domestic Economy in the American South (review)

by LeeAnn Whites

University of Georgia Press, 1995 247 pages. Cloth, $45.00. University of Rochester Press, 1994 250 pages. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $24.95.

Becoming Southern: The Evolution of a Way of Life Warren County and Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1770-1890 (review)

by Ronald L. F. Davis

Oxford University Press, 1995.

Our Common Affairs Texts from Women in the Old South (review)

by Kathryn McKee

The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

North Carolina Yeoman: The Diary of Basil Armstrong Thomasson, 1853-1862 (review)

by S. Charles Bolton

University of Georgia Press, 1996.

One Name but Several Faces: Variety in Popular Christian Denominations in Southern History (review)

by Kathleen Joyce

University if Georgia Press, 1996.

Schooling the New South: Pedagogy, Self, and Society in North Carolina, 1880-1920 (review)

by Richard Barry Westin

University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Preserving Charleston’s Past, Shaping its Future: The Life and Times of Susan Pringle Frost (review)

by W. Fitzhugh Brundage

Greenwood Press, 1994.

Japanese Industry in the American South (review)

by W. Miles Fletcher III

Routledge, 1995.

Ernest Tubb: The Texas Troubadour, and Go Cat Go!: Rockabilly Music and Its Makers (review)

by Bill C. Malone

Duke University Press, 1996. University of Illinois Press, 1996.

Cowboys and Indi—er, Braves

by John Shelton Reed

"Neither the Dallas Cowboys nor the Atlanta Braves are exactly 'America's Team,' but both seem to have won the hearts of southerners."

“Hallibone, crackabone, ten and eleven”: Children’s Rhymes and Singing Games

by Gavin James Campbell

"For over two centuries, rhymes and singing games have been an integral part of southern childhood."

My Dixie Classic

by Fred Hobson

"To most, the 'Greatest Show on Earth' means the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus."