In the Winter Issue, we explore race and myth in O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Appalachian identity as defined by Appalachians; the Atchafalaya in photographs; the fight for racial equality in the North Carolina Extension Service; sin and salvation in southern rock; Confederate money; and poetic Georgia scenes.
"Would the newfangled South have its faith in ancient treasure to fall back on?"
"It's a southern tall tale, the story of a confidence man, of a treasure hunt, of a man trying to prove himself to his children and estranged wife, of a political campaign, of three buddies on the road, of the quest for home."
"Movies, television, comic strips, and postcards feature the lanky, gun-toting, grizzle-bearded man with a jug of moonshine in one hand and a coon dog at his feet."
"This amazing scenario—this land in flux—was the impetus for my journey south."
". . . dragging that 70-year-old white lady down the courthouse steps with her head going bam on every step . . ."
"You were there at the U.S. Supreme Court. Your name is called in that body of people. It was just frightening."
"The band delighted in sharing their bottle of Jack Daniels with a chimpanzee."
"Butler was already firing on Drewry's Bluff a few miles from Richmond, and the cannon balls were falling in every direction."
University of Virginia Press, 2002.
University of Georgia Press, 2002.
Duke University Press, 2002.