Southern studies

78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South

Acadian to Cajun: Transformation of a People, 1803-1877

Across the Creek: Faulkner Family Stories

Africa and the Blues

African American Religion and the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas

Africans and Seminoles: From Removal to Emancipation

After Removal: The Choctaw in Mississippi

After Southern Modernism: Fiction of the Contemporary South

Ain't That a Knee-Slapper: Rural Comedy in the Twentieth Century

And One Was a Priest: The Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr.

Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives

Appalachian Lives

The Art of Nellie Mae Rowe

The Artful Evolution of Hal & Mal's

Backseat Quarterback

Bad Boy of Gospel Music: The Calvin Newton Story

Banjo on the Mountain: Wade Mainer's First Hundred Years

Barry Hannah: Postmodern Romantic

Bars, Blues, and Booze: Stories from the Drink House

Behind the Rifle: Women Soldiers in Civil War Mississippi

Between Distant Modernities : Performing Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South

The Big Ballad Jamboree

Big Jim Eastland: The Godfather of Mississippi

Bike Week at Daytona Beach: Bad Boys and Fancy Toys

Black Exodus: The Great Migration from the American South

Black-Jewish Relations on Trial: Leo Frank and Jim Conley in the New South

Blue Ridge Folklife

The Blue Sky Boys

Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues, Fourth Edition

Blues Traveling: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues, Third Edition

Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the Outsider and Loujon Press

A Boy Named Sue: Gender and Country Music

Britain and the American South: From Colonialism to Rock and Roll

Building Louisiana: The Legacy of the Public Works Administration

Cajun and Creole Folktales

Cajun and Creole Music Makers: Musiciens cadiens et créoles

Cajun Country

Cajun Foodways

A Cajun Girl's Sharecropping Years

Cajun Mardi Gras Masks

Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History

The Cajuns: Americanization of a People

Called to Heal the Brokenhearted: Stories from Kairos Prison Ministry International

Calling Out Liberty: The Stono Slave Rebellion and the Universal Struggle for Human Rights

Campaigns and Hurricanes: A History of Presidential Visits to Mississippi

Carolina Piedmont Country

Carville: Remembering Leprosy in America

The Catfish Book

Chenier Plain

Children of the Dark House: Text and Context in Faulkner

Choctaw Tales

The Christ-Haunted Landscape: Faith and Doubt in Southern Fiction

City of Remembering: A History of Genealogy in New Orleans

Civil Rights Childhood

The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Comics and the U.S. South

Coming Home to Mississippi

Coming Home! Self-Taught Artists, the Bible, and the American South

The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The "Great Truth" about the "Lost Cause"

Confederate Industry: Manufacturers and Quartermasters in the Civil War

Confederates in the Tropics: Charles Swett's Travelogue of 1868

Confronting Modernity: Art and Society in Louisiana

Consuming Identity: The Role of Food in Redefining the South

Contemporary Southern Identity: Community through Controversy

Conversations with Larry Brown

Conversations with William Faulkner

The Correspondence of Flannery O'Connor and the Brainard Cheneys

Count No 'Count: Flashbacks to Faulkner

Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Country Churchyards

Country Music Culture: From Hard Times to Heaven

The Courting of Marcus Dupree

The Crawfish Book

Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country

Cross the Water Blues: African American Music in Europe

Crusaders, Gangsters, and Whiskey: Prohibition in Memphis

Crusades for Freedom: Memphis and the Political Transformation of the American South

Death in the Delta: Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret

Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist

Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi

Delta Land

Desegregating Dixie: The Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992

Downhome Gospel: African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country


Earl Hooker, Blues Master

The Egg Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss Second Edition

Elvis and Gladys

Exploring Southeastern Archaeology

Expressions of Place: The Contemporary Louisiana Landscape

Falling Through Space: The Journals of Ellen Gilchrist

Faulkner and Gender

Faulkner and His Contemporaries

Faulkner and Ideology

Faulkner and Material Culture

Faulkner and Postmodernism

Faulkner and Psychology

Faulkner and the Artist

Faulkner and the Ecology of the South

Faulkner and the Native South

Faulkner and the Natural World

Faulkner and the Short Story

Faulkner and War

Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Faulkner at 100: Retrospect and Prospect

A Faulkner Chronology

Faulkner in America

Faulkner in the Twenty-First Century

Faulkner on the Color Line: The Later Novels

Faulkner: A Biography

Faulkner: Masks and Metaphors

Fiddling Way Out Yonder: The Life and Music of Melvin Wine

Flannery O' Connor: An Introduction

Flannery O'Connor's Religion of the Grotesque

The Florida Folklife Reader

Florida's Miracle Strip: From Redneck Riviera to Emerald Coast

Flying Free: Twentieth-Century Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Ellin and Baron Gordon

Fortune's Favorite Child: The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson

Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison

The Fugitive Race: Minority Writers Resisting Whiteness

The Garden District of New Orleans

The Geology of Mississippi

Ghost Dancing on the Cracker Circuit: The Culture of Festivals in the American South

Ghost Hunters of the South

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

Great Smoky Mountains Folklife

Growing Up in Mississippi

Haitian Vodou Flags

Hands in the Till: Embezzlement of Public Monies in Mississippi

Hank Williams, So Lonesome

Haunted Places in the American South

Hazel Brannon Smith: The Female Crusading Scalawag

He Slew the Dreamer: My Search for the Truth about James Earl Ray and the Murder of Martin Luther King

Heroes, Rascals, and the Law: Constitutional Encounters in Mississippi History

The Historical Present: Uses and Abuses of the Past

Horn of Plenty: Seasons in an Island Wilderness

In the Lion's Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900

Inventing New Orleans: Writings of Lafcadio Hearn

Inventing Southern Literature

Jesus and the Sweet Pilgrim Baptist Church

The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn

Jimmie Rodgers: The Life and Times of America's Blue Yodeler

The Johnson Family Singers: We Sang for Our Supper

Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi

Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember

Kennedy's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK

Kentucky Bluegrass Country

The Know Nothings in Louisiana

Labor Pains: New Deal Fictions of Race, Work, and Sex in the South

The Land of Rowan Oak: An Exploration of Faulkner's Natural World

The Land of the Smokies: Great Mountain Memories

Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture

Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta

Leaving the South: Border Crossing Narratives and the Remaking of Southern Identity

A Legal History of Mississippi: Race, Class, and the Struggle for Opportunity

Les Cadiens et leurs ancêtres acadiens: l'histoire racontée aux jeunes

Let It Shine: Self-Taught Art from the T. Marshall Hahn Collection

Light of the Spirit: Portraits of Southern Outsider Artists

Lincoln's Moral Vision: The Second Inaugural Address

The Lonely Days Were Sundays: Reflections of a Jewish Southerner

Lords of Misrule: Mardi Gras and the Politics of Race in New Orleans

Lost Landmarks of Mississippi

Lost Mansions of Mississippi

Lost Mansions of Mississippi, Volume II

Lost Plantation: The Rise and Fall of Seven Oaks

Louisiana Cookery

Louisiana Governors: Rulers, Rascals, and Reformers

Louisiana Voyages: The Travel Writings of Catharine Cole

Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric, and American Identity

Manners and Southern History

Mardi Gras, Gumbo, and Zydeco: Readings in Louisiana Culture

Mayor Crump Don't Like It: Machine Politics in Memphis

The Measure of Our Days
Writings of William F. Winter

The Mind of the South: Fifty Years Later

Mississippi Archaeology Q & A

The Mississippi Cookbook

Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s

Mississippi Forests and Forestry

The Mississippi Gulf Coast

Mississippi Harvest: Lumbering in the Longleaf Pine Belt, 1840--1915

Mississippi Politics
The Struggle for Power, 1976-2006

The Mississippi Public Community and Junior College Story: 1972-2002

The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission: Civil Rights and States' Rights

The Mississippi Story

Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars

Mississippi Writers Talking

Mississippi Writers Talking II

Mississippi Writers: An Anthology

Mississippi Writers: Reflections of Childhood and Youth, Vol. I: Fiction

Mississippi Writers: Reflections of Childhood and Youth, Vol. II: Non-fiction

Mississippi Writers: Reflections of Childhood and Youth, Vol. III: Poetry

Mississippi Writers: Reflections of Childhood and Youth, Vol. IV: Drama

Mississippi: A Documentary History

Mississippi: The WPA Guide to the Magnolia State

Mississippi's Federal Courts: A History

More Conversations with Eudora Welty

More Conversations with Walker Percy

Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel: Readings in the Interpretation of Afro-American Folklore

The Mulatta and the Politics of Race

Mule Trader: Ray Lum's Tales of Horses, Mules, and Men

MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream

Nairne's Muskhogean Journals: The 1708 Expedition to the Mississippi River

The Natchez Indians: A History to 1735

Native American Place Names in Mississippi

New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their Histories

No Small Thing: The 1963 Mississippi Freedom Vote

The Old Pro Turkey Hunter

On William Faulkner

On William Hollingsworth, Jr.

Once in a Lifetime : Reflections of a Mississippi First Lady

Operation Pretense: The FBI's Sting on County Corruption in Mississippi

Outside the Southern Myth


A Past That Won't Rest: Images of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Pemberton: The General Who Lost Vicksburg

Perspectives on Barry Hannah

Perspectives on Cormac McCarthy

Perspectives on Harry Crews

Perspectives on Richard Ford

Pictured in My Mind: Contemporary American Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Dr. Kurt Gitter and Alice Rae Yelen

Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise

The Pilgrim Jubilees

Piney Woods School: An Oral History

A Place Called Mississippi: Collected Narratives

Placing the South


Populism in the South Revisited: New Interpretations and New Departures


The Possible South: Documentary Film and the Limitations of Biraciality

Prejudice Across America

The Press and Race: Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement

Race and Radio: Pioneering Black Broadcasters in New Orleans

Race and Sport: The Struggle for Equality on and off the Field

Race, Reform, and Rebellion: The Second Reconstruction and Beyond in Black America, 1945-2006 Third Edition

The Racial Divide in American Medicine: Black Physicians and the Struggle for Justice in Health Care

Reading Faulkner: Collected Stories

Reading Faulkner: Light in August

Reading Faulkner: Sanctuary

Reading Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury

Reading Faulkner: The Unvanquished

Realizing Our Place: Real Southern Women in a Mythologized Land

Rednecks, Redeemers, and Race: Mississippi after Reconstruction, 1877-1917

Religion in the South

Remembering Reet and Shine: Two Black Men, One Struggle

Resorting to Casinos: The Mississippi Gambling Industry

Rethinking the Irish in the American South: Beyond Rounders and Reelers

The Reverend

Revolt of the Tar Heels: The North Carolina Populist Movement, 1890-1901

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

Robbing the Mother: Women in Faulkner

Rock Solid: Southern Miss Football

The Role of Ideas in the Civil Rights South

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

Sacred and Profane: Voice and Vision in Southern Self-Taught Art

Sam Myers: The Blues Is My Story

Samuel M. Gore : Blessed with Tired Hands

Sanctuaries of Segregation: The Story of the Jackson Church Visit Campaign

A Scottsboro Case in Mississippi: The Supreme Court and Brown v. Mississippi

Secrets of a New Orleans Chef: Recipes from Tom Cowman's Cookbook

Seminole Burning: A Story of Racial Vengeance

Shadow and Shelter: The Swamp in Southern Culture

Shadows and Cypress: Southern Ghost Stories

Shelby Foote: A Writer's Life

Shelby Foote: Novelist and Historian

Shenandoah Valley Folklife

Shifting Interludes: Selected Essays

The Sinking of the USS Cairo

The Sixteenth Mississippi Infantry: Civil War Letters and Reminiscences

So the Heffners Left McComb

Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina's Tourism Industry

Some Notes on River Country

Somebody Always Singing You

Sonny Montgomery: The Veteran's Champion

The Soul of Southern Cooking

The South and the Caribbean

South Florida Folklife

Southern Belle

Southern Cooking to Remember

Southern Fiddlers and Fiddle Contests

Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches

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

Southern Religion, Southern Culture: Essays Honoring Charles Reagan Wilson

Southern Splendor: Saving Architectural Treasures of the Old South

Southern White Ministers and the Civil Rights Movement

Southern Writers on Writing

Southern Writers Quiz Book

Spirit of the Delta: The Art of Carolyn Norris

Steamboats and the Cotton Economy: River Trade in the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center: Four Centuries of a Mississippi Landscape

Sundays Down South: A Pastor's Stories

Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues

Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana

Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans

Tallulah: My Autobiography

Teacher: Two Years in the Mississippi Delta

Tennessee Williams and the South

Threading the Generations: A Mississippi Family's Quilt Legacy

Three Lives for Mississippi

Three Years in Mississippi

Timber: A Photographic History of Mississippi Forestry

Toussaint's Clause: The Founding Fathers and the Haitian Revolution


The Transformation of the Southeastern Indians, 1540-1760

Triumph of Good Will: How Terry Sanford Beat a Champion of Segregation and Reshaped the South

Tupelo Man: The Life and Times of George McLean, a Most Peculiar Newspaper Publisher

TVA Photography: Thirty Years of Life in the Tennessee Valley

Under Surge, Under Siege: The Odyssey of Bay St. Louis and Katrina

Upper Cumberland Country

Vicksburg: Sentinels of Stone

Victorian Houses of Mississippi

Vodou Things: The Art of Pierrot Barra and Marie Cassaise

Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau

Waltz the Hall: The American Play Party

The War of Our Childhood: Memories of World War II

We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter

Weapons of Mississippi

Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964

When They Blew the Levee: Race, Politics, and Community in Pinhook, Missouri

Win the Race or Die Trying: Uncle Earl's Last Hurrah

Wiregrass Country

With Signs Following: Photographs from the Southern Religious Roadside

Witness to Reconstruction: Constance Fenimore Woolson and the Postbellum South, 1873-1894


Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life

Writing in the Kitchen: Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways

Writing Women's History: A Tribute to Anne Firor Scott

A Year in Mississippi

You Are Where You Eat: Stories and Recipes from the Neighborhoods of New Orleans

Your Heritage Will Still Remain: Racial Identity and Mississippi's Lost Cause

Yo' Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children's Folklore and Play

Zachary Scott: Hollywood's Sophisticated Cad


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Record-Setting High Water on the Mississippi | James F. Barnett Jr. Reflects on Current Flooding in the US

In light of the current floods submerging the Midwest and along the Mississippi River and scientists’ predictions that this is just the beginning, James F. Barnett Jr., author of Beyond Control: The Mississippi River’s New Channel to the Gulf of Mexico, a detailed chronicle of how the wild Mississippi will eventually deliver a cataclysm, shares his thoughts below. Viewed from the Natchez

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