Vol. 3, No. 1: Spring 1997

Vol. 3, No. 1: Spring 1997

Columbus meets Pocahontas. Moravians travel the Great Wagon Road. And we examine a sense of place in the South. Check out the Spring Issue.

Front Porch: Spring 1997

by Harry L. Watson

Ever since the days of the plantation romances, southerners have been widely imagined as stationary in time and space, passing up the hubbub and distractions of tinsel progress and shallow prosperity for the enduring verities of family, community, and faith.

Columbus Meets Pocahontas in the American South

by Theda Perdue

"The author uses two legendary figures to explore sex, culture, and power in the conquest of the South."

The Great Wagon Road

by T. H. Breen

"Over two centuries ago the Moravians made their way into North Carolina on the Great Wagon Road. Their pathway has shaped personal and regional histories ever since."

A Sense of Place: Jews, Blacks, and White Gentiles in the American South

by David Goldfield

"Though their relationship with the South has often been ambiguous, Jews have made a home for themselves in the region."

Culture of Honor: The Psychology of Violence in the South by Richard E. Nisbett and Dov Cohen (Review)

by Julius Rowan Raper

Westview Press, 1996

The South in Modern America: A Region at Odds by Dewey W. Grantham (Review)

by William A. Link

HarperCollins, 1994

Southern Writers and Their Worlds edited by Christopher Morris and Steven G. Reinhardt (Review)

by Tonita Branan

Texas A&M University Press, 1996

The Forgotten Centuries: Indians and Europeans in the American South, 1521-1704 edited by Charles Hudson and Carmen Chaves Tesser (Review)

by Sarah H. Hill

University of Georgia Press, 1994

The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region by H. E. Comstock (Review)

by Charles G. Zug III

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, distributed by the University of North Carolina Press, 1994

Daughters of Canaan: A Saga of Southern Women by Margaret Ripley Wolfe (Review)

by Judith E. Funston

University Press of Kentucky, 1995

Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda America Dickson, 1849-1893 by Kent Anderson Leslie (Review)

by Janette Thomas Greenwood

University of Georgia Press, 1995

Like Judgment Day: The Ruin and Redemption of a Town Called Rosewood by Michael D’Orso (Review)

by Steven F. Lawson

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1996

Silver Rights by Constance Curry (Review)

by Robert Coles

Algonquin Books, 1995

The Cherokee Princess in the Family Tree

by John Shelton Reed

"One form of 'race-mixing' that both black and white southerners have long viewed with unconcern or even with pride has been intermarriage (perhaps preferably in the remote past) with the South's Native American population."

Roll Over, Escoffier

by James G. Ferguson Jr.

"Ducloux was in ecstasy as he devoured the next five biscuits."

Changing Approaches, New Directions in Southern Studies

by David Moltke-Hansen

"Southern studies are at a critical juncture. Old interests and paradigms are losing their hold; new ones are emerging but have yet to dominate."

A Nine-Year-Old Boy’s Memories of World War I

by Floyd Waldrep

"The soldiers unloaded from the train like a colony of ants and invaded the watermelon patch like soldiers in battle."