Vol. 8, No. 1: Spring 2002

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Vol. 8, No. 1: Spring 2002

Doris Betts rides through the Cumberland Gap. Louis D. Rubin Jr. refights the Civil War. John Shelton Reed sizes up a southern face-slapping contest. Anthony Walton discovers Mississippi in Chicagoland. A lost husband hears the unmistakable crack of southern thunder. We wonder just what to do with our Confederate symbols. Explore it all in the Spring 2002 Issue!

Capital “S” Not Required–Since 1861 (Letters to the Editor)

by J. M. M. Harrison

"Southern Cultures deems the very subject matter of its existence to be unworthy of capitalization."

Front Porch: Spring 2002

by Harry L. Watson

"I remember the fearsome urgency in my mother's voice when she told me once that 'in this part of the country, when people say the War they still mean the Civil War.'"

Through the Cumberland Gap

by Doris Betts

"For hours I would practice in front of a mirror that trick of merely narrowing both eyes with anger, a tiny movement sure to strike terror into crooked card players and rustlers."

General Longstreet and Me: Refighting the Civil War

by Louis D. Rubin

"If only someone hadn't wrapped Lee's marching orders around a couple cigars and then dropped them on the way to Maryland for General McClellan to find in 1862. . . . If only history hadn't happened as it did."

Chicago as the Northernmost County of Mississippi

by Anthony Walton

"It took my experience in the North to teach me that I am first and last a southerner, as I was raised to be."

Living with Confederate Symbols

by franklin forts

"When General Robert E. Lee is commemorated, what do we do with the fact that he was a racist?"

The Banner That Won’t Stay Furled

by John Shelton Reed

"First of all, what is it with Mississippi?"

Thunder and A Southern Rhetoric

by Cathy Smith Bowers

". . . the land is long given up for dead and farmers have disinherited the sky . . ."

The Desegregated Heart: A Virginian’s Stand in Time of Transition by Sarah Patton Boyle, with an introduction by Jennifer Ritterhouse (review)

by Melton A. McLaurin

University of Virginia Press, 2001. (Originally published by Morrow, 1962.)

The Waterman’s Song: Slavery and Freedom in Maritime North Carolina (review)

by William Stott

University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (review)

by Bruce E. Baker

The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2001.

David Played a Harp: A Free Man’s Battle for Independence (review)

by Hunter James

Blackwell Ink, Inc., 2000.