Southern Cultures

Journal covering the history, politics, folklore, art, literature and social structure of the Southern U.S.

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 4, Winter

Art in Mississippi
Art in Mississippi 1720-1980 By Patti Carr Black University Press of Mississippi, 1998 359 pp. Cloth, $60.00 H. L. Mencken wrote in 1917 that "when you come to ... painters, sculptors, architects, and the like, you will have to give it up, for there...
Black Texicans: Balladeers and Songsters of the Texas Frontier
Black Texicans Balladeers and Songsters of the Texas Frontier Rounder, 1999 CD 1821, $15.00 While collecting Texas cowboy songs in 1942 the folklorist John Lomax asked one old cowpoke if he thought it was bad luck to be born somewhere other than...
Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls
Cowboy Songs, Ballads, and Cattle Calls Rounder, 1999 CD 1512, $15.00 While collecting Texas cowboy songs in 1942 the folklorist John Lomax asked one old cowpoke if he thought it was bad luck to be born somewhere other than Texas. "Not bad luck,...
Every Man Has Got the Right to Get Killed?
The Civil War Narratives of Mary Johnston and Caroline Gordon In early September 1936 Caroline Gordon contemplated death, diarrhea, and her Civil War novel and became mightily irked. Her publisher had recently commented that the novel, None Shall...
Good Ol' Girls
Good Ol' Girls A Play from Mojo Productions, in association with Company Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Department of Communication Studies Performed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 18 March-11 April...
Killers Real and Imagined
A real event--the murder of civil-rights activist Medgar Evers on 12 June 1963 in his own driveway--sparked Eudora Welty's monologue story "Where is the Voice Coming From?" She wrote the story at white heat at one sitting the night Evers was shot down...
Pastoral and Politics in the Old South
Pastoral and Politics in the Old South By John M. Grammer Louisiana State University Press, 1997 185 PP. Cloth, $ 32.50 Almost from the time of their first discoveries, Europeans projected images of liberation and regeneration onto the New World....
Rednecks, White Socks, and Pina Coladas?
Country Music Ain't What It Used to Be ... And It Really Never Was Just the other day, I read a lengthy piece suggesting that the Grand Ole Opry is about to fade away. Fans of "contemporary" country apparently don't find Little Jimmy Dickens or...
The Central Theme
The "central theme of Southern history" and "the cardinal test of a Southerner," according to the historian Ulrich B. Phillips, was a commitment to white supremacy. But the Spring 1999 Southern Focus Poll is only the latest in a string of polls to...
The Plantation Tradition in an Urban Setting
The Case of the Aiken-Rhett House in Charleston, South Carolina Scholars of southern culture usually define an antebellum plantation as an agricultural estate comprising several thousand acres where large numbers of enslaved African Americans labored...

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