Southern history

78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South

Aaron Henry: The Fire Ever Burning

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

Across the Creek: Faulkner Family Stories

Affect and Power: Essays on Sex, Slavery, Race, and Religion

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

Arrowheads and Spear Points in the Prehistoric Southeast: A Guide to Understanding Cultural Artifacts

Art in Mississippi, 1720-1980

Beaches, Blood, and Ballots: A Black Doctor's Civil Rights Struggle

Behind the Rifle: Women Soldiers in Civil War Mississippi

Big Jim Eastland: The Godfather of Mississippi

Black and White: Cultural Interaction in the Antebellum South

Black Boys Burning: The 1959 Fire at the Arkansas Negro Boys Industrial School

Black Exodus: The Great Migration from the American South

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

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

Booker T. Washington in Perspective: Essays of Louis R. Harlan

Brierfield: Plantation Home of Jefferson Davis

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

Builders of a New South: Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865-1914

Building Louisiana: The Legacy of the Public Works Administration

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

The Cajuns: Americanization of a People

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

Campaigns and Hurricanes: A History of Presidential Visits to Mississippi

Carville: Remembering Leprosy in America

The Choctaw before Removal

City of Remembering: A History of Genealogy in New Orleans

Civil Rights Childhood

Civil Rights Chronicle: Letters from the South

The Civil Rights Movement in America

The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Civil War Humor

Civil War Leadership and Mexican War Experience

Civil War Mississippi: A Guide

Clarence John Laughlin: Prophet without Honor

The Color of Jazz: Race and Representation in Postwar American Culture

Come Retribution: The Confederate Secret Service and the Assassination of Lincoln

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

Conversations with Shelby Foote

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

Country Music Culture: From Hard Times to Heaven

Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press

Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country

Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard

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

The Cry Was Unity: Communists and African Americans, 1917-1936

Culture after the Hurricanes: Rhetoric and Reinvention on the Gulf Coast

Daisy Bates: Civil Rights Crusader from Arkansas

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

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

Discovering Cat Island: Photographs and History

Drilling Ahead: The Quest For Oil In the Deep South, 1945-2005


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

Enclave: Vicksburg and Her Plantations, 1863-1870

European Empires in the American South: Colonial and Environmental Encounters

Fannye Cook: Mississippi's Pioneering Conservationist

Faulkner and History

Faulkner: A Biography

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

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

Fragile Grounds: Louisiana's Endangered Cemeteries

Freedom Walk: Mississippi or Bust

The French Quarter of New Orleans

Full Court Press: Mississippi State University, the Press, and the Battle to Integrate College Basketball

Gender and the Southern Body Politic

General Stephen D. Lee

Gettysburg: Sentinels of Stone

Golden Days: Reminiscences of Alumnae, Mississippi State College for Women

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

The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care

Hands in the Till: Embezzlement of Public Monies in Mississippi

Hank Williams, So Lonesome

Hard Scrabble to Hallelujah, Volume 1: Bayou Terrebonne: Legacies of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

The Hardest Deal of All: The Battle Over School Integration in Mississippi, 1870-1980

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

High Cotton: Four Seasons in the Mississippi Delta

The Historical Present: Uses and Abuses of the Past

A History of Affirmative Action, 1619-2000

A History of the Mississippi Governor's Mansion

Horn of Plenty: Seasons in an Island Wilderness

The House That Sugarcane Built: The Louisiana Burguières

Hurricane Camille: Monster Storm of the Gulf Coast

The Identity Question: Blacks and Jews in Europe and America

Inherit the Land: Jim Crow Meets Miss Maggie's Will

Inventing New Orleans: Writings of Lafcadio Hearn

Is There a Southern Political Tradition?

James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier's Story

James Z. George: Mississippi's Great Commoner

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

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

Joseph E. Davis: Pioneer Patriarch

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

Katherine Anne Porter: Conversations

Katherine Anne Porter: The Life of an Artist

Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember

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

The Know Nothings in Louisiana

La Salle and His Legacy

The Land of the Smokies: Great Mountain Memories

Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta

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

Legend of the Free State of Jones

Legend of the Free State of Jones

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

The Limits of Loyalty: Ordinary People in Civil War Mississippi

Lincoln Apostate: The Matson Slave Case

Lincoln's Moral Vision: The Second Inaugural Address

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

A Literary History of Mississippi

Looking Back Mississippi: Towns and Places

Lost Churches of Mississippi

A Lost Heroine of the Confederacy: The Diaries and Letters of Belle Edmondson

Lost Landmarks of Mississippi

Lost Mansions of Mississippi

Lost Mansions of Mississippi, Volume II

Lost Plantation: The Rise and Fall of Seven Oaks

Lost Plantations of the South

Louisiana Governors: Rulers, Rascals, and Reformers

Louisiana Voyages: The Travel Writings of Catharine Cole

Lynching: Violence, Rhetoric, and American Identity

Making Haste Slowly: The Troubled History of Higher Education in Mississippi

Manners and Southern History

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

Martha Skelton: Master Quilter of Mississippi

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

Mississippi Black Paper

The Mississippi Encyclopedia

Mississippi Forests and Forestry

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

Mississippi in Africa: The Saga of the Slaves of Prospect Hill Plantation and Their Legacy in Liberia

Mississippi Liberal: A Biography of Frank E. Smith

Mississippi Politics: The Struggle for Power, 1976-2008, Second Edition

Mississippi Politics
The Struggle for Power, 1976-2006

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

The Mississippi Secession Convention: Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861-1865

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

Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars

Mississippi: A Documentary History

Mississippi: The Long, Hot Summer

Mississippi: The WPA Guide to the Magnolia State

Mississippians in the Great War: Selected Letters

Mississippi's Federal Courts: A History

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

Multiparty Politics in Mississippi, 1877-1902

Murder at Montpelier: Igbo Africans in Virginia

Music and History: Bridging the Disciplines

My Mississippi

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

The Natchez Indians: A History to 1735

Native American Place Names in Mississippi

A New History of Mississippi

No Small Thing: The 1963 Mississippi Freedom Vote

Of Times and Race: Essays Inspired by John F. Marszalek

Oil in the Deep South: A History of the Oil Business in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, 1859-1945

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

The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

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

Pemberton: The General Who Lost Vicksburg

The Peninsula Campaign of 1862: A Military Analysis

Personal Souths Interviews from the Southern Quarterly

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

Power Plays: Politics, Football, and Other Blood Sports

Prejudice Across America

The Press and Race: Mississippi Journalists Confront the Movement

Promises Kept: The University of Mississippi Medical Center

The Pursuit of a Dream

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

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

Religion in Mississippi

Religion in the South

Remaking Dixie: The Impact of World War II on the American South

Reminiscences of an Active Life: The Autobiography of John Roy Lynch

Rencontres sur le Mississipi, 1682-1763

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

Rich Harvest: A History of the Grange, 1867-1900

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

Robert G. Clark's Journey to the House: A Black Politician's Story

Rock Solid: Southern Miss Football

The Role of Ideas in the Civil Rights South

Romance and Rights: The Politics of Interracial Intimacy, 1945-1954

Roosevelt's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on FDR

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

Saving Louisiana? The Battle for Coastal Wetlands

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

Searching for Red Eagle: A Personal Journey into the Spirit World of Native America

Shadow and Shelter: The Swamp in Southern Culture

Shelby Foote: A Writer's Life

Shelby Foote: Novelist and Historian

The Sinking of the USS Cairo

The Sixteenth Mississippi Infantry: Civil War Letters and Reminiscences

Slavery and Frontier Mississippi, 1720-1835

Slavery and the American South

Slavery, Propaganda, and the American Revolution

So the Heffners Left McComb

Sonny Montgomery: The Veteran's Champion

The South and the Caribbean

Southern Belle

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

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

Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans: The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey

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

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

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center: Four Centuries of a Mississippi Landscape

Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans

TABASCO®: An Illustrated History

Telling Our Stories: Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Thomas Jefferson on Wine

Threading the Generations: A Mississippi Family's Quilt Legacy

Three Lives for Mississippi

Three Years in Mississippi

Timber: A Photographic History of Mississippi Forestry

A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

To Write in the Light of Freedom: The Newspapers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools

The Transformation of the Southeastern Indians, 1540-1760

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

Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

A Trumpet around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz

Trumpet Records: Diamonds on Farish Street

TVA Photography: Thirty Years of Life in the Tennessee Valley

The University of Mississippi School of Law
A Sesquicentennial History

The University of Mississippi: A Sesquicentennial History

Vicksburg: Sentinels of Stone

Victorian Houses of Mississippi

Vietnam and the Southern Imagination

Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau

Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans

Waltz the Hall: The American Play Party

We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter

We Saw Lincoln Shot: One Hundred Eyewitness Accounts

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

Where Have All the Flower Children Gone?

Whitewashing America: Material Culture and Race in the Antebellum Imagination

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

Without Regard to Race: The Other Martin Robison Delany

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

Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

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

The Yazoo River

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


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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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