Tag: Religion

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

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

James L. Peacock
One Name but Several Faces: Variety in Popular Christian Denominations in Southern History (Review)

One Name but Several Faces: Variety in Popular Christian Denominations in Southern History (Review)

Kathleen Joyce
The Times Were Strange and Stirring: Methodist Preachers and the Crisis of Emancipation by Reginald F. Hildebrand (Review)

The Times Were Strange and Stirring: Methodist Preachers and the Crisis of Emancipation by Reginald F. Hildebrand (Review)

Joseph M. Flora
Saturday Night in Country Music: The Gospel According to Juke

Saturday Night in Country Music: The Gospel According to Juke

Jimmie N. Rogers

The American South has always been a mythic land of contrast and juxtaposition—black and white, rich and poor, mountaineer and planter, hospitality and violence, unregulated development and a sense of place, greed and grace, illiteracy and great writing—and it remains so today. One of the more intriguing paradoxes is the image of the South as the Bible Belt, a place where fundamentalist zealots constantly damn deviant behavior, and as the land of the honky-tonk, a place where good ole boys and girls push the limits of drinking, dancing, dalliance, and debauchery.

“Millways” Remembered: A Conversation with Kenneth and Margaret Morland

“Millways” Remembered: A Conversation with Kenneth and Margaret Morland

John Shelton Reed

In the late 1940s, with support from the Rosenwald Fund and the University of North Carolina's Institute for Research in Social Science, anthropologist John Gillin directed a series of southern community studies, including a remarkable study of York, South Carolina, a small town thirty miles south of Charlotte. In 1948 and 1949 three graduate students—one black, two white—moved to the town they called "Kent," and each immersed himself in one of York's three subcultures.

The Airwaves of Zion: Radio and Religion in Appalachia by Howard Dorgan (Review)

The Airwaves of Zion: Radio and Religion in Appalachia by Howard Dorgan (Review)

Bennett L. Steelman
South Polls

South Polls

John Shelton Reed