Vol. 8, No. 3: Fall 2002

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Vol. 8, No. 3: Fall 2002

Robert E. Lee’s Secret Lifelong War. Charlie Arthur’s Premature Sexual Revolution. The Father of the Blues and the Search for His Soul. Pitchfork Ben Tillman’s Shattered Myth. Brother Dave Gardner’s Rant on Elizabeth Dole. Robert E. Williams and the Black Freedom Struggle. Lurline Murray’s Shortest Thirty Years.

Front Porch: Fall 2002

by Harry L. Watson

"What fires burned beneath Lee's famous calm?"

Struggling with Robert E. Lee

by Michael Fellman

"To be sure, Lee was an enormous flirt his entire life, and he may have acted on his erotic impulses outside the bonds of matrimony."

Youngest Living Carpetbagger Tells All Or, How Regional Myopia Created ‘Pitchfork Ben’ Tillman

by Stephen David Kantrowitz

"It won't shock readers of Southern Cultures to learn that when northerners begin to study the South, they bring along what we'll just agree to call misconceptions."

Robert F. Williams and the Promise of Southern Biography

by Timothy B. Tyson

"But nonetheless I have been lurking in the shadows, plotting and sulking like one of William Faulkner's vindictive barn-burners."

Racial Violence, “Primitive” Music, and the Blues Entrepreneur: W. C. Handy’s Mississippi Problem

by Adam Gussow

"'My idea of what constitutes music was changed by the sight of that silver money cascading around the splay feet of a Mississippi string band.'"

Paradox in Paradise

by Lea Barton

"I was born in Yazoo City at the edge of the Mississippi Delta in 1956, the year Elvis Presley made his television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show but was shown only from the waist up."

In Memory of Brother Dave Gardner

by Henry Taylor

". . . if you wasn't already prepared to stop, beloved, you shouldn't ahve started."

Charline Arthur: The Unmaking of a Honky-Tonk Star

by Emily Neely

"Charline's use of sexual innuendo clearly confused the country music media."

An Ironic Jim Crow: The Experiences of Two Generations of Southern Black Men

by Angela Mandee Hornsby, Molly Patrick Rozum

"This black man called the Secretary of the Navy. And the Secretary of the Navy says to the judge: 'Let him go.'"

“God Giveth the Increase”: Lurline Stokes Murray’s Narrative of Farming and Faith

by Lu Ann Jones

"'Honey, in our way of life, there ain't no banker's hours, and I don't find in the Bible there's no such thing as an eight-hour day.'"

Faulkner at 100: Retrospect and Prospect ed. by Donald M. Kartiganer and Ann J. Abadie (review)

by Stephen M. Ross

University Press of Mississippi, 2000

Perspectives on Harry Crews ed. by Erik Bledsoer and Ann J. Abadie (review)

by Frank W. Shelton

University Press of Mississippi, 2001