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Civil Rights Chronicle

By Clarice T. Campbell
Categories: History

In more ways than one, Clarice T. Campbell was a friend of the civil rights movement. An indefatigable campaigner for desegregation, Campbell was also an inveterate letter-writer; the fact that many of ...

Remaking Dixie

Edited by Neil R. McMillen
Introduction by Morton Sosna
Categories: History

Although the Civil War reconfigured Dixie, in the half century since the end of World War II the American South has been massively changed again. It is still an improbable mix of tradition and transition, ...

Lords of Misrule

By James Gill
Categories: History

Mardi Gras remains one of the most distinctive features of New Orleans. Although the city has celebrated Carnival since its days as a French and Spanish colonial outpost, the rituals familiar today were ...

Creoles of Color in the Bayou Country

Creoles of Color are rightfully among the first families of southwestern Louisiana. Yet in both antebellum and postbellum periods they remained a people considered apart from the rest of the population. ...

One Time, One Place

By Eudora Welty
Foreword by William Maxwell
Categories: Photography

Eudora Welty is among the very few authors who are acclaimed for their work in both literature and photography. In 1971 she surprised her readers with this important book, for in One Time, One Place many ...

Great Smoky Mountains Folklife

The Great Smoky Mountains, at the border of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina, are among the highest peaks of the southern Appalachian chain. Although this area shares much with the cultural ...

Tracing Your Mississippi Ancestors

This easy-to-understand guide through a maze of research possibilities is for any genealogist who has Mississippi ancestry.

It identifies the many official state records, incorporated community records, ...

South Florida Folklife

South Florida summons tropical vacationland images—gleaming beaches, exotic foods, colorful costumes, and grand hotels. Yet beyond this facade teems a rich folklife that is the subject of this alluring ...

Arrowheads and Spear Points in the Prehistoric Southeast

The Native American tribes of what is now the southeastern United States left intriguing relics of their ancient cultural life. Arrowheads, spear points, stone tools, and other artifacts are found in ...

Acadian to Cajun

This book is the first to examine comprehensively the demographic growth, cultural evolution, and political involvement of Louisiana's large Acadian community between the time of the Louisiana Purchase ...