Vol. 9, No. 1: Spring 2003

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Vol. 9, No. 1: Spring 2003

Elvis waited for the water to rise. The last Civil War correspondent entered the field. A brother-in-law emptied both barrels of his rifle. The world stopped turning when the President died. 9-11 revealed another kind of New Yorker. A collector found high-priced slave shackles for sale. And the Southjust like a fickle lovercontinued to torment those who most cared.

Letters to the Editors: Britney’s Ghost: More Fallout from Our Most Controversial Cover

by Michael Sabota, Leonard Wilson

"I figured I'd better wait awhile to see if y'all would settle down and get back to doing what you do best: aggravating people, but not insulting them."

Front Porch: Spring 2003

by Harry L. Watson

"If you've never thought of yin and yang as southern symbols, maybe you will now."

Our Kind of Yankee: September 11 Reminded Southerners of What We Admire about New York

by John Shelton Reed

"What's going on here? Texans and South Carolinians playing kissy-face with New York City? Isn't New York the heart of Yankeedom? Isn't it the city southerners love to hate?"

Yankee Interloper and Native Son: Carl Carmer and Clarence Cason: Unlikely Twins of Alabama Expose

by Philip D. Beidler

"'Like a fickle lover, the South has a way of tormenting those who care most about her.'"

In Search of the Lost Confederate Graveyard: The Last Civil War Correspondent Enters the Field

by Charlie Curtis

"At last Curtis could sense that he was closing in on the lost Confederates."

Heritage, not Hate? Collecting Black Memorabilia

by Lynn Casmier-Paz

"When I arrived at the Silver Spring Armory, I found the place jammed with brown and black people hawking rusted 'Authentic Slave Shackles' that only a consumer with a platinum credit card could purchase."

My Twentieth Century: Leaves from a Journal

by Anne Firor Scott

"For a moment the world stopped turning while we, a great nation, felt ourselves suddenly headless, directionless."

Audubon Drive, Memphis

by James Seay

"Elvis is about twenty-one and 'Heartbreak Hotel' has just sold a million."

Up Beat Down South: “The Death of Emma Hartsell”

by Bruce E. Baker

"One December afternoon, he finished off a running argument with his younger brother-in-law with both barrels of a shotgun."

Mr. Skylark: John Bennett and the Charleston Renaissance by Harlan Greene (review)

by Dale Volberg Reed

University of Georgia Press, 2001

Out Under the Sky of the Great Smokies: A Personal Journal by Harvey Broome (review)

by Daniel S. Pierce

"Broome relished hiking through mist-shrouded old-growth forests, sleeping in the rain, or rock-hopping in winter on ice-covered boulders."

The Politics of Whiteness: Race, Workers, and Culture in the Modern South by Michelle Brattain (review)

by Carl Burkart

Princeton University Press, 2001

Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives by Carol K. Bleser (review)

by Nina Silber

Oxford University Press, 2001

Faulkner’s County: The Historical Roots of Yoknapatawpha by Don H. Doyle (review)

by Linda Wagner-Martin

University of North Carolina Press, 2001

George Henry White: An Even Chance in the Race of Life by Benjamin R. Justesen (review)

by John H. Haley

Louisiana State University Press, 2001

Religion in Mississippi by Randy J. Sparks (review)

by David Edwin Harrell

University Press of Mississippi, 2001