Tag: Mississippi

Taking Strong Drink

Taking Strong Drink

Bill Koon
The Sunbelt’s Sandy Foundation

The Sunbelt’s Sandy Foundation

Andrew W. Kahrl

In October 2005, less than two months after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to the Gulf Coast and as hundreds of thousands of Mississippians remained homeless, the Mississippi state legislature assembled a special session. At the urging of Harrah’s Entertainment and other major players in the gaming industry, the state rushed through legislation that permitted the construction of inland mega-resorts, deemed of critical importance for the state’s recovery.

The Mississippi Delegation Debate at the 1964 Democratic National Convention: An Interview with Former Vice President Walter Mondale

The Mississippi Delegation Debate at the 1964 Democratic National Convention: An Interview with Former Vice President Walter Mondale

Morgan Ginther
“The First of Our Hundred Battle Monuments”: Civil War Battlefield Monuments Built by Active-Duty Soldiers During the Civil War

“The First of Our Hundred Battle Monuments”: Civil War Battlefield Monuments Built by Active-Duty Soldiers During the Civil War

Michael W. Panhorst
Food Matters

Food Matters

Tom Rankin

I was in second grade in Kentucky when my friend Bobby invited me to spend Friday night with him and go fish a farm pond the next morning. His father, a long haul truck driver, was off work for the weekend and drove us some thirty miles out of town where we baited simple bream hooks with red worms and carefully watched our white and red bobbers, in youthful hope of success.

Shelby Foote, Memphis, and the Civil War in American Memory

Shelby Foote, Memphis, and the Civil War in American Memory

Timothy S. Huebner
This is a Reflection

This is a Reflection

Paige Prather
Looking and Telling, Again and Again: The Documentary Impulse

Looking and Telling, Again and Again: The Documentary Impulse

Tom Rankin
Becoming Southern: The Evolution of a Way of Life Warren County and Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1770-1890 (Review)

Becoming Southern: The Evolution of a Way of Life Warren County and Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1770-1890 (Review)

Ronald L. F. Davis
And Gently He Shall Lead Them: Robert Parris Moses and Civil Rights in Mississippi, and Local People: The Struggle For Civil Rights in Mississippi by Eric Burner (Review)

And Gently He Shall Lead Them: Robert Parris Moses and Civil Rights in Mississippi, and Local People: The Struggle For Civil Rights in Mississippi by Eric Burner (Review)

Brian Ward

In recent years, Mississippi has become a sort of totem for historians of the black freedom struggle, much as it was for the civil rights workers of the early-to-mid-1960s. Movement supporters once believed that if unregenerate Mississippi, the ultimate "closed society," could be brought to heel then black freedom in the United States was surely just down the road apiece. Similarly, many Movement scholars have focused on the Magnolia State in the belief that unraveling the complexities of the freedom struggle there is important, not just as a worthy end in itself, but as a means to understand the very nature of the southern civil rights struggle.

Where the River Runs Deep: The Story of a Mississippi River Pilot by Joy J. Jackson (Review)

Where the River Runs Deep: The Story of a Mississippi River Pilot by Joy J. Jackson (Review)

Lynn Roundtree
Sacred Space: Photographs from the Mississippi Delta by Tom Rankin (Review)

Sacred Space: Photographs from the Mississippi Delta by Tom Rankin (Review)

Susan Kidd