Vol. 6, No. 3: Fall 2000

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Vol. 6, No. 3: Fall 2000

In this issue: Why America still needs the South. Dueling honor on southern campuses. The secrets of Janis Joplin. Confessions of a Chapel Hill liberal. New poetry by Michael McFee. A visit to Virginia’s “Bridge of God.”

Letter to the Editor: We Get Hammered

by John Michael Vlach, Janet Seapker

"The use of the F-word was completely unnecessary. I am very disappointed."

Front Porch: Fall 2000

by Harry L. Watson

"Nostalgia's just not what it used to be."

Adolescent Honor and College Student Behavior in the Old South

by Christopher A. Bjornsen, Robert F. Pace

"Herbert rushed to Greene's aid, armed with a nine-and-a-half-inch knife and a pistol."

Southern Scenes: Original Photographs

by Dan Sears

"So far Dan Sears has 'logged over 1300 miles,' and he has found some of the msot artfully crafted images we've ever published."

The Bridge of Words: Encounters with Virginia’s Natural Bridge

by Daniel J. Philippon

"Ever since Thomas Jefferson proclaimed the Natural Bridge to be 'the most sublime of nature's works,' visitors have been flocking to this limestone arch."

Southern Distinctiveness, Yet Again, or, Why America Still Needs the South

by Larry J. Griffin

"When we talk of the South, are we talking about the South of Southern Living, a South that is enviably affluent and peopled almost exclusively by gracious whites who seem to do little more than cook gourmet meals and tend to their luscious gardens?"

Kick Ass Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen ed. by Diane Stevenson (review)

by David Zucchino

University Press of Florida, 1999

No Spark of Malice The Murder of Martin Begnaud by William Arceneaux, and: Whisper to the Black Candle Voodoo, Murder, and the Case of Anjette Lyles by Jaclyn Weldon White (review)

by Frank G. Queen

Louisiana State University Press, 1999; Mercer University Press, 1999

America’s Instrument The Banjo in the Nineteenth Century by Philip F. Gura and James F. Bollman (review)

by Mark Roberts

University of North Carolina Press, 1999

A Consuming Fire The Fall of the Confederacy in the Mind of the White Christian South by Eugene Genovese (review)

by Annette Laing

University of Georgia Press, 1999

Exchanging Our Country Marks The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South by Michael A. Gomez (review)

by Sylvia R. Frey

University of North Carolina Press, 1998

Democracy Betrayed The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy ed. by David S. Cecelski and Timothy B. Tyson (review)

by James W. Loewen

University of North Carolina Press, 1998

Beyond Image and Convention Explorations in Southern Women’s History ed. by Janet L. Coryell, Martha H. Swain, Sandra Gioia Treadway, and Elizabeth Hayes Turner, and: Women of the American South A Multicultural Reader ed. by Christie Anne Farnham (review)

by Georgina Hickey

University of Missouri Press, 1998; New York University Press, 1997

The Root of All Evil The Protestant Clergy and the Economic Mind of the Old South by Kenneth Moore Startup (review)

by Robert M. Calhoon

University of Georgia Press, 1997

“The Outer Limits of Probability”: A Janis Joplin Retrospective

by Gavin James Campbell

"Although Janis Joplin adopted Southern Comfort as her drink of choice, neither whiskey nor the South brought her much comfort."

Confessions of a Chapel Hill Liberal

by John Herbert (Jack) Roper

"I became a liberal because my only liberal friend, Frank Chandler, was murdered."

The Lessons

by Michael McFee

". . . we were in jail, being frisked and questioned . . ."