Inaugural Issue: 1993

Inaugural Issue: 1993

Take a look at where we started!

The Front Porch

by John Shelton Reed, Harry L. Watson

As we start to celebrate our 25th year of publication, we look back at the first essay in our inaugural issue.

Landmarks of Power

by Catherine W. Bishir

In light of the events in Charlottesville on Saturday, August 12, we share this excerpted essay from our 1993 inaugural issue.

The Southern Accent—Alive and Well

by Michael Montgomery

"Are the days of the southern accent or the southern dialect in fact numbered?"

The Anxiety of History: The Southern Confrontation with Modernity

by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

"With virtually each passing year, the South's representation in the humanities becomes more elusive."

The Narrative of John Henry Martin

by Sherman A. James

"The narrative that follows is a quintessential American story."

Pioneer Commercial Photography: The Burgert Brothers of Tampa, Florida by Robert E. Snyder and Jack B. Moore, and: Equal Before the Lens: Jno. Trlica’s Photographs of Granger, Texas by Barbara McCandless (Review)

by Jim Carnes

Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1992. Texas A&M University Press, 1992.

Southern Stories: Slaveholders in Peace and War by Drew Gilpin Faust (Review)

by William L. Barney

University of Missouri Press, 1992

Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South (Review)

by Suzanne Lebsock

University of North Carolina Press, 1992

Home Ground: Southern Autobiography Edited by J. Bill Berry (Review)

by Dolan Hubbard

University of Missouri Press, 1991

The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction by Edward L. Ayers (Review)

by Robert C. McMath

Oxford University Press, 1992

Morgan Sexton: Bull Creek Banjo Player by Anne Johnson (Review)

by Wayne Martin

1/2" video format, 28 minutes, color. Appalshop Inc., 306 Madison Street, Whitesburg, KY 41858.

Homeplaces: The Social Use and Meaning of the Folk Dwelling in Southwestern North Carolina by Michael Ann Williams (Review)

by Chris Wilson

University of Georgia Press, 1991

The Emergence of David Duke and the Politics of Race Edited by Douglas Rose (Review)

by Richard A. Pride

University of North Carolina Press, 1992

From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt: Federal Policy, Economic Development, and the Transformation of the South, 1938-1980 by Bruce J. Schulman (Review)

by Carl Abbott

Oxford University Press, 1991

South Polls

by John Shelton Reed

"Richard Weaver observed once that the religious 'solid South' preceded the political one; and apparently it will be longer lived, as well."

Southward, Ho!: Mapping the Archival South

by David Moltke-Hansen

"Despite the vision and commitment behind them, these initial efforts were too meagerly funded to go far toward solving a critical problem of southern studies: the scarcity of accessible original sources, print as well as manuscript."