Vol. 4, No. 2: Summer 1998

Vol. 4, No. 2: Summer 1998

Sharecropper Myrtle Lawrence and the Southern Tenant Farmer’s Union. Scottish heritage, southern style. Southern food, German style. The Sally Hemmings story. Why Appalachians are mountains and a people. Songs of the Gastonia Textile Strike. Soul food. And history, privilege, and forgetting in the next generation of students. Dig in to Summer 1998!

Front Porch: Summer 1998

by Harry L. Watson

"A quick check of the Internet reveals three categories and 540 separate Web sites containing the keyword 'identity.'"

The Lady Was a Sharecropper: Myrtle Lawrence and the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union

by Elizabeth Anne Payne, Louise Boyle

"How one woman transcended regional and gender stereotypes in her pursuit of justice for tenant farmers, black and white."

Scottish Heritage Southern Style

by Celeste Ray

"Scottish and southern heritages meld into a new kind of southern identity, one founded on lost causes but refashioned for today's South."

Race, Sex, and Reputation: Thomas Jefferson and the Sally Hemings Story

by Robert M. S. McDonald

"Did the 'truth' about the president's affair with a slave woman matter to his contemporaries? The answer may surprise you."

The Great Wagon Road, or How History Knocked the Professor Cold, or A Storyteller’s Story, or Why Appalachians Are Mountains and a People

by Michael Chitwood

A boy of four, he killed one of the King's overlords for casting a desirous eye on his mother, and stowed away to sail the whale road.

The Power of the Porch: The Storyteller’s Craft in Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Naylor, and Randall Kenan by Trudier Harris (Review)

by Margaret D. Bauer

University of Georgia Press, 1996

Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun: Hernando de Soto and the South’s Ancient Chiefdoms by Charles Hudson (Review)

by Peter H. Wood

University of Georgia Press, 1997

John Stuart and the Struggle for Empire on the Southern Frontier by J. Russell Snapp (Review)

by Robert M. Weir

Louisiana State University Press, 1996

Tokens of Affection: The Letters of a Planter’s Daughter in the Old South Edited by Carol Bleser (Review)

by Jane Turner Censer

University of Georgia Press, 1996

Country People in the New South: Tennessee’s Upper Cumberland by Jeanette Keith (Review)

by Michael Lienesch

University of North Carolina Press, 1995

The South as an American Problem Edited by Larry J. Griffin and Don H. Doyle (Review)

by Peter A. Coclanis

University of Georgia Press, 1995

Erskine Caldwell: The Journey from Tobacco Road by Dan B. Miller, and: The People’s Writer: Erskine Caldwell and the South by Wayne Mixon (Review)

by Bryant Simon

Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. University Press of Virginia, 1995.

In Search of Elvis: Music, Race, Art, Religion Edited by Vernon Chadwick (Review)

by William McCranor Henderson

Westview Press, 1997

Hillbillyland: What the Movies Did to the Mountains and What the Mountains Did to the Movies by J. W. Williamson (review)

by James C. Wann

University of North Carolina Press, 1995

Re-Searching Black Music by Jon Michael Spencer (Review)

by Michael Taft

The University of Tennessee Press, 1996

Standing Before the Shouting Mob: Lenoir Chambers and Virginia’s Massive Resistance to Public-School Integration by Alexander S. Leidholdt (Review)

by Carl Tobias

University of Alabama Press, 1997

The New Crusades, the New Holy Land: Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention, 1969-1991 by David T. Morgan (Review)

by James L. Peacock

The University of Alabama Press, 1996

Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks by Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes (Review)

by Bruce Southard

University of North Carolina Press, 1997

Soul Food

by John Shelton Reed

"…southerners can be distinguished by what goes into their mouths and what comes out of them."

Wie Geht’s, Y’all?: German Influences in Southern Cooking

by Fred R. Reenstjerna

Because Germans have been in the South for over 250 years, they have blended more completely into southern culture than, say, Germans in Pittsburgh or Detroit.

“Battle Songs of the Southern Class Struggle”: Songs of the Gastonia Textile Strike of 1929

by Patrick Huber

Although songs of social protest had deep roots in the American South, the Gastonia strike marked one of the first labor conflicts in the region that produced a large repertoire of protest songs written specifically for the occasion.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

by Lauren F. Winner

My students last summer had never heard of Jim Crow.