Chambers, Douglas B., Southern Quarterly
Summer is the season of abundance, even in our hyper-globalized world. Farmer's markets bloom with fresh local produce. Vegetable gardens burst at their seams with everything from tomatoes and corn to okra and watermelon, and tabasco peppers. Local pick-your-own blueberry farms and peach orchards do a booming business. If one stops to notice all this bounty amidst the heat and humidity, who could not give thanks to some God, some higher power, some Spirit (or to the spirits, the gods, the universe)?
Here in the deep South, summer is also the season most directly reminding us that the region of America's "third coast" is a littoral of the Caribbean. With the fifth anniversary of …
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Publication information: Article title: Editor's Introduction. Contributors: Chambers, Douglas B. - Author. Journal title: Southern Quarterly. Volume: 47. Issue: 4 Publication date: Summer 2010. Page number: 5+. © Southern Quarterly Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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