Vol. 3, No. 4: Winter 1997

Vol. 3, No. 4: Winter 1997

This winter we sled from the mountains to the Rich Lands and make a few stops in between.

Front Porch: Winter 1997

by Harry L. Watson

"Dixie, the song reminds us, is the place where old times are not forgotten."

Oldest Living Confederate Chaplain Tells All?: Or, James B. Avirett and the Rise and Fall of the Rich Lands

by David S. Cecelski

"Compare the romanticized myth of the Avirett family decline with the economic and ecological reality."

Mixing in the Mountains

by John Shelton Reed

"The Melungeons prove to be more than just another of the South's 'little races' for the author."

Another “Great Migration”: From Region to Race in Southern Liberalism, 1938–1945

by Peter A. Coclanis, David L. Carlton

"White liberals of the thirties and forties viewed the South's problems in terms of region rather than race. What happens when their views begin to change?"

Bringin’ It All Back Home

by Robert T. Jones Jr., Roland L. Freeman

"Take a look at twenty years of the Mississippi Delta Blues."

The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination in a Southern Family, and The Literary Percys: Family History, Gender, and the Southern Imagination by Bertram Wyatt-Brown (Review)

by Tom McHaney

Oxford University Press, 1994. University of Georgia Press, 1994.

The Correspondence of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy Edited by Jay Tolson (Review)

by Fred Hobson

Center for Documentary Studies in Association with W. W. Norton, 1997

A Communion of the Spirits: African-American Quilters, Preservers, and Their Stories by Roland L. Freeman (Review)

by David Crosby

Routledge Hill Press, 1996

Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe by Jerald T. Milanich (Review)

by Amy Turner Bushnell

University Press of Florida, 1995

A New Plantation South: Land, Labor, and Federal Favor in Twentieth-Century Arkansas by Jeannie M. Whayne (Review)

by Gilbert C. Fite

University Press of Virginia, 1996

Gastonia 1929: The Story of the Loray Mill Strike by John A. Salmond (Review)

by Michelle Brattain

University of North Carolina Press, 1995

From George Wallace to Newt Gingrich: Race in the Conservative Counterrevolution, 1963-1994 by Dan T. Carter (Review)

by Ferrel Guillory

Louisiana State University Press

Louisiana, Yesterday and Today: A Historical Guide to the State by John Wilds, Charles L. Dufour, and Walter G. Cowan (Review)

by George S. Lensing

Louisiana State University Press, 1996

Understanding Flannery O’Connor by Margaret Earley Whitt, Flannery O’Connor: The Woman, the Thinker, the Visionary by Ted R. Spivey, and Writing against God: Language as Message in the Literature of Flannery O’Connor by Joanne Halleran McMullen (Review)

by Rachel V. Mills

University of South Carolina Press, 1995; Mercer University Press, 1995; Mercer University Press, 1996

A Double-wide What?

by John Shelton Reed

"More than half of the South's new housing stock is now made up of mobile homes, single- and, yes, double-wide, and most southerners have at least a second-hand acquaintance with this unpretentious if image-challenged form of shelter."

“Deep River”: The Life of Roland Hayes

by Gavin James Campbell

"Hayes was told that whites would never go to hear a black man sing classical music."

Selling Out to the Yankees

by Carl D. Kirby

"Something told me not to ask silly questions about the depraved appetites of Delta mice."