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Trumpet Records

Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Milton, and James Waller-all of these musical powerhouses furthered their recording careers at a little label on once-thriving Farish Street, the historic black ...

After Removal

This informative study helps to complete the saga of the Choctaw by documenting the life and culture of those who escaped removal. It is an account that until now has been left largely untold.

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The Choctaw before Removal

With essays by William Brescia Jr., Robert B. Ferguson, Patricia K. Galloway, John D. W. Guice, Grayson Noley, Carolyn Keller Reeves, Margaret Zehmer Searcy, and Samuel J. Wells

This book focuses upon ...

The French Quarter of New Orleans

By Jim Fraiser
Photographs by West Freeman
Categories: Louisiana

There is no place in America like New Orleans's famed French Quarter.

With photographs and history, The French Quarter of New Orleans explores the unique evolution of this district. The author and photographer ...

TVA Photography

This book highlights the historic photographs of the Tennessee Valley Authority, a New Deal agency created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his first hundred days in office. At that time, the ...

Steamboats and the Cotton Economy

By Harry P. Owens
Categories: History

This first book to make a detailed exploration of the system of riverboat traffic of the Delta region, Steamboats and the Cotton Economy is also the first balanced study showing how steamboats in the early ...

Sonny Montgomery

Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1966, Democrat G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery represented Mississippi's Third District in Congress for fifteen terms, serving under seven presidents. Sonny Montgomery: ...

The Cajuns

The past sixty years have shaped and reshaped the group of French-speaking Louisiana people known as the Cajuns. During this period, they have become much like other Americans and yet have remained strikingly ...

Robert G. Clark's Journey to the House

By Will D. Campbell
Categories: History

This biographical profile written by one of the South's most notable authors traces the life of Robert George Clark (b. 1928) from his Jim Crow boyhood in Ebenezer, Mississippi, through his notable career ...

Operation Pretense

During the 1980s fifty-seven of Mississippi's 410 county supervisors from twenty-six of the state's eighty-two counties were charged with corruption. The FBI's ploy to catch the criminals was code-named ...