Vol. 6, No. 4: Winter 2000

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Vol. 6, No. 4: Winter 2000

In Winter 2000 the dead mule rides again, we commemorate Wilmington’s race riot, we examine the odyssey of Jerry Lee Lewis, we tune in to 40 years of the New Lost City Ramblers, and we look at the economic divergence of North and South.

Letter to the Editor: The Redemption of Atticus Finch

by Jewell Knotts, J. Wayne Flynt

"Joseph Crespino's interpretation of To Kill a Mockingbird must be politically motivated, because it certainly is not based on the text."

Front Porch: Winter 2000

by Harry L. Watson

"This old mule has a lot of kick left."

The Dead Mule Rides Again

by Jerry Leath Mills

"Uncle Jimbo 'once won a twenty-dollar bet by eating a bologna sandwich while sitting on a dead mule.'"

Commemorating Wilmington’s Racial Violence of 1898: From Individual to Collective Memory

by Melton Alonza McLaurin

"On November 10, 1898, an armed mob of whites destroyed the state's only daily African American newspaper by burning the building in which is was housed."

Southern Roots and Branches: Forty Years of the New Lost City Ramblers

by Philip F. Gura

"Mike Seeger, a conscientious objector during the Korean War, was fulfilling his alternative national service as a dishwasher in a tuberculosis hospital."

Tracking the Economic Divergence of the North and the South

by Peter A. Coclanis

"Plantations dominated the southern economy by the 1770s, and those who controlled them had decisively shaped the region's economic course, and, perhaps, destiny."

Good Country People from Throwed Away: Failures of Progress in Eastern North Carolina

by Linda Flowers

But they're not as common as they used to be, these old farmers in faded overalls, in khaki shirts washed thin and almost white, brogans, hats usually: dusty as a March field.

Delta Sugar: Louisiana’s Vanishing Plantation Landscape by John B. Rehder (review)

by John Michael Vlach

The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999

Bloody Promenade: Reflections on a Civil War Battle by Stephen Cushman (review)

by William L. Barney

University Press of Virginia, 1999

Lawyering for the Railroad: Business, Law, and Power in the New South by William G. Thomas (review)

by Frank G. Queen

Louisiana State University Press, 1999

Lost Revolutions: The South in the 1950s by Pete Daniel (review)

by Fred C. Hobson

University of North Carolina Press, 2000

Love Songs, and: Music From the Zydeco Kingdom, and: Let’s Go!, and: Sam’s Big Rooster (review)

by Gavin James Campbell

Columbia Legacy, 2000; Rounder, 2000; Rounder, 2000; Arhoolie, 2000

From Memphis to Nashville: The Odyssey of Jerry Lee Lewis

by Mark Royden Winchell

"'This old boy wanted to kill me a while back because I married his daughter, but we're friends again now.'"

Goldsboro narrative #11

by Forrest Hamer

"He was in love, he protested, and he just wanted the South to stay as it was for now . . ."