Vol. 5, No. 1: Spring 1999

Vol. 5, No. 1: Spring 1999

This issue finds a special forum on all things Scarlett, as well as a photo essay by Tom Rankin, a southern poll by John Shelton Reed, and more.

Front Porch: Spring 1999

by Harry L. Watson

"Along the way, we hope to give everybody some ideas, even some things you can think about tomorrow. We hope so, because that's why we keep doing this."

Clutching the Chains That Bind: Margaret Mitchell and Gone with the Wind

by Drew Gilpin Faust

"Drew Faust has some things to say about Scarlett O'Hara, the South's favorite bad belle. Three other scholars of southern women's literature and history talk back."

Race and the Cloud of Unknowing in Gone with the Wind

by Patricia Yaeger

"This is a long book with print so tiny that it makes me squint, a book whose racial politics are absolutely abhorrent."

“I Was Tellin It”: Race, Gender, and the Puzzle of the Storyteller

by Anne Goodwyn Jones

"Scarlett's imagined return to the arms of Mammy is the real conclusion to Gone with the Wind."

“The Prong of Love”

by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall

"Drew Faust's central and important insight is that readers of Gone with the Wind must attend to how representations of race and gender work together."

King of the One-String

by Tom Rankin, Fetzer Mills Jr.

"Author and photographer team up to show and tell just what a diddley-bow can do."

We’ve Got to Get Out of This Place: Tony Horwitz Tours the Civil War South

by Grace Elizabeth Hale

"Is it heritage, not hate? A review of Tony Horwitz's Confederates in the Attic probes the many meanings of Civil War nostalgia."

Slave Laws in Virginia by Philip J. Schwarz (Review)

by Thomas D. Morris

University of Georgia Press, 1996

A Woman’s War: Southern Women, Civil War, and the Confederate Legacy Edited by Edward D. C. Campbell Jr. and Kym S. Rice (Review)

by LeeAnn Whites

University Press of Virginia, 1996

Living and Dying in Dixie

by John Shelton Reed

"Is there a distinctive 'southern way of death'?"

“Hot Music on the Half-Shell For Two”: Anton Rubinstein’s Southern Fan

by Gavin James Campbell

"The South has long suffered under the perception that it could not appreciate music."

How Rubenstein Played: from The Old Virginia Gentleman and Other Sketches

by George William Bagby

"'Then, all of a sudden, old Ruben changed his tune.'"

Oysters Rubinstein: An Afterword

by Harry L. Watson

"'If music is the food of love, play on.' No wonder oysters Rubinstein were so popular."