Vol. 6, No. 1: Five-Year Anniversary Issue

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Vol. 6, No. 1: Five-Year Anniversary Issue

Spring 2000 celebrates our fifth anniversary and brings you: the southern accent, famous horse relics, bourbon, white trash and redneck writers, the Dixie Chicks, southern autobiography, Mozart in Georgia, images of Scottsboro, anatomy of the South, and “southern” culture.

Letter to the Editor: Our Readers Finally Strike Back

by George Wiley, Alice Fessenden

"This fellow looks like a dirty, illiterate heathen."

Front Porch: Spring 2000

by Harry L. Watson

"Is there any reasonable line to draw between what is southern and what is not?"

The Southern Autobiographical Impulse

by J. Bill Berry

"It's loyalty to the wrong that's the true test of character."

Equine Relics of the Civil War

by Drew Gilpin Faust

"Wounded fourteen times in all, Old Baldy was lucky to have a carcass left to be stuffed."

Images of Scottsboro

by Lynn Barstis Williams

"'Go to Alabama and you better watch out.'"

The Rise of Southern Redneck and White Trash Writers

by Erik Bledsoe

"White trash is no longer something to sweep out the back door."

The Dixie Chicks: Fly (music review)

by Gavin James Campbell

Sony/Monument, 1999

Leonardo “Flaco” Jiménez: The Best of Flaco Jiménez (music review)

by Gavin James Campbell

Arhoolie, 1999

Saints’ Paradise: Trombone Shout Bands from the United House of Prayer (music review)

by Gavin James Campbell

Smithsonian Folkways, 1999

Violin, Sing the Blues for Me: African American Fiddlers, 1926–1949 (music review)

by Gavin James Campbell

Old Hat, 1999

Mozart Went Down to Georgia

by Gavin James Campbell

"'Now don't you feel smarter already?'"

The “Southern Accent”

by John Shelton Reed

"People rated as having strong accents are reliably more 'southern' in everything from their religious beliefs to their dietary preferences."

The South’s Thirsty Muse

by Brian Carpenter

"There are few revelations beyond what one might himself discover at the bottom of a shot glass, julep cup, or snub-nosed bottle."

The Anatomy of the South

by Fred Hobson

"South Carolina represents the mouth of the South."