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African American Haiku: Cultural Visions

The Amazing Crawfish Boat

American Cyclone: Theodore Roosevelt and His 1900 Whistle-Stop Campaign

America's Great Storm: Leading through Hurricane Katrina

Beyond Bombshells: The New Action Heroine in Popular Culture

Black Baseball, Black Business: Race Enterprise and the Fate of the Segregated Dollar

Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull

A Charlie Brown Religion: Exploring the Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz

The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev, Volume II

Conversations with Barry Hannah

Conversations with James Salter

Country Boys and Redneck Women: New Essays in Gender and Country Music

Dancing on the Color Line: African American Tricksters in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Diagnosing Folklore: Perspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma

Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora

Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement

Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, a Memoir

Fifty Years after Faulkner

French Quarter Manual: An Architectural Guide to New Orleans's Vieux Carré

The Geology of Mississippi

Getting Off at Elysian Fields: Obituaries from the New Orleans "Times-Picayune"

Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak: A New Orleans Family Memoir

Harmony Korine: Interviews

Hoo-Doo Cowboys New in and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Jack Cristil: Voice of the MSU Bulldogs, Revised Edition

Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

Kathryn Bigelow: Interviews

Krzysztof Kiesślowski: Interviews

Lines of Scrimmage: A Story of Football, Race, and Redemption

Lines Were Drawn: Remembering Court-Ordered Integration at a Mississippi High School

Michael Allred: Conversations

Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s

Mississippians in the Great War: Selected Letters

The Music of Multicultural America: Performance, Identity, and Community in the United States

Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Pioneering Cartoonists of Color

The Possible South: Documentary Film and the Limitations of Biraciality

Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s

Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union

Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama

Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature

A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan

Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture

Return to Guntown: Classic Trials of the Outlaws and Rogues of Faulkner Country

Right to Revolt: The Crusade for Racial Justice in Mississippi's Central Piney Woods

Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

SoulStirrers: Black Art and the Neo-Ancestral Impulse

Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation

Stable Views: Stories and Voices from the Thoroughbred Racetrack

The Story of French New Orleans: History of a Creole City

Talking New Orleans Music: Crescent City Musicians Talk about Their Lives, Their Music, and Their City

Tell about Night Flowers: Eudora Welty's Gardening Letters, 1940-1949

To See Them Run: Great Plains Coyote Coursing

Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Uniting Mississippi: Democracy and Leadership in the South

Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations

Woody Allen: Interviews, Revised and Updated

The Yorùbá God of Drumming: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Wood That Talks


Getting Off at Elysian Fields by John Pope

BLANCHE DU BOIS: They told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at—Elysian Fields!  — from A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, 1947                                                                      As a popular bumper sticker indisputably declares, “New Orleans—We Put the Fun in Funeral.” Truly, no other

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