Vol. 4, No. 4: The South in the World

Vol. 4, No. 4: The South in the World

C. Vann Woodward and Anne Goodwyn Jones in Japan, Faulkner from Germany, the making of southern history in Britain, and finding the South in the Netherlands. This issue looks at the South in the World.

Front Porch: The South in the World

by Harry L. Watson

"The Confederate States of America once pinned its hopes on foreign recognition. Those were the days of 'cotton diplomacy,' when southern exports were deemed essential to the British economy, and Confederate leaders proudly boasted that the industrial nations of Europe could never survive without the South."

The Apprehension of the South in Modern Culture

by Michael O'Brien

"Guest editor Michael O'Brien considers the South in the world."


by C. Vann Woodward

"The preeminent historian of the South recalls the ironies of teaching southern history in Japan."

Sushi South: Teaching Southern Culture in Japan

by Anne Goodwyn Jones

"Unexpected insights into the contradictions of Japan's cultural and historical response to defeat and reconstruction."

Faulkner and Southern History: A View from Germany

by Peter Nicolaisen

"An account of one German novelist's struggle with his nation's past, and of Faulkner's resonance within German culture."

When the North is the South: Life in the Netherlands

by Edward L. Ayers

"A Southerner's observations on regionalism and southern stereotypes abroad."

Elvis, Martin, and Mentors: The Making of Southern History in Britain

by Brian Ward

"How the British have mined popular culture to make sense of the South."


by Steven Stowe

"Reflections of a native Californian on his lifelong passion for history and for the South."

Not Like Us: How Europeans Have Loved, Hated, and Transformed American Culture Since World War II by Richard Pells (Review)

by Richard H. King

Oxford University Press, 1997

Two Months in the Confederate States: An Englishman’s Travels Through the South by W. C. Corsan, edited by Benjamin H. Trask (Review)

by Susan H. Irons

Louisiana State University Press, 1996

The Civil War as a Crisis in Gender: Augusta, Georgia, 1860-1890 by LeeAnn Whites (Review)

by Anne M. Valk

University of Georgia Press, 1995

Caste and Class: The Black Experience in Arkansas, 1880-1920 by Fon Louise Gordon (Review)

by Sarah Wilkerson-Freeman

University of Georgia Press, 1995

Twice the Work of Free Labor: The Political Economy of Convict Labor in the New South by Alex Lichtenstein and One Dies, Get Another: Convict Leasing in the American South, 1866-1928 by Matthew J. Mancini (Review)

by Henry McKiven

Verso, 1996; University of South Carolina Press, 1996

Silk Stockings and Ballot Boxes: Women and Politics in New Orleans, 1920-1963 by Pamela Tyler (Review)

by Marjorie Spruill Wheeler

University of Georgia Press, 1996

Ellen Glasgow: New Perspectives edited by Dorothy M. Scura (Review)

by Susan V. Donaldson

University of Tennessee Press, 1995

Blacks in Eden: The African American Novel’s First Century by J. Lee Greene (Review)

by John Leland

University Press of Virginia, 1996

Encyclopedia of the Blues by GĂ©rard Herzhaft, translated from the French by Brigitte Debord (Review)

by Clyde Edgerton

University of Arkansas Press, 1997

Last Cavalier: The Life and Times of John A. Lomax, 1867-1948 by Nolan Porterfield (Review)

by Beverly B. Patterson

University of Illinois Press, 1996

A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman bu Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Dryden (Review)

by Jill Snider

University of Alabama Press, 1997

Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography from Plains to Postpresidency by Peter G. Bourne and Jimmy Carter: American Moralist by Kenneth E. Morris (Review)

by Leo P. Ribuffo

Scribner's, 1997; University of Georgia Press, 1996

The Hammons Family: The Traditions of a West Virginia Family and Their Friends (Review)

by Gavin James Campbell

Rounder, 1998

Children of the Heav’nly King: Religious Expression in the Central Blue Ridge (Review)

by Gavin James Campbell

Rounder, 1998

The North Carolina Banjo Collection (Review)

by Gavin James Campbell

Rounder, 1998

Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions (Review)

by Gavin James Campbell

Smithsonian Folkways, 1996