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I AM A MAN

In the American South, the civil rights movement in the 1960s and the struggle to abolish racial segregation erupted in dramatic scenes at lunch counters, in schools, and in churches. The admission of ...

Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor

Edited by Alison Arant & Jordan Cofer
Afterword by Marshall Bruce Gentry
Categories: Literature

Contributions by Lindsay Alexander, Alison Arant, Alicia Matheny Beeson, Eric Bennett, Gina Caison, Jordan Cofer, Doug Davis, Doreen Fowler, Marshall Bruce Gentry, Bruce Henderson, Monica C. Miller, William ...

Chaos and Compromise

By Brian A. Pugh
Foreword by Ronny Frith
Categories: Politics

Chaos and Compromise: The Evolution of the Mississippi Budgeting Process takes the topic of budgeting and makes it exciting, and not just for political junkies. Instead of focusing on numbers, this book ...

Alabama Quilts

Alabama Quilts: Wilderness through World War II, 16821950 is a look at the quilts of the state from before Alabama was part of the Mississippi Territory through the Second World War—a period of 268 ...

Crooked Snake

In 1968, during Albert Lepard’s fifth escape from a life sentence at Parchman Penitentiary, he kidnapped Lovejoy Boteler, then eighteen years old, from his family’s farm in Grenada, Mississippi. Three ...

Clothing and Fashion in Southern History

Edited by Ted Ownby & Becca Walton
Afterword by Jonathan Prude
Categories: History

Contributions by Grace Elizabeth Hale, Katie Knowles, Ted Ownby, Jonathan Prude, William Sturkey, Susannah Walker, Becca Walton, and Sarah Jones Weicksel

Fashion studies have long centered on the art and ...

Southern Religion, Southern Culture

Contributions by Ryan L. Fletcher, Darren E. Grem, Paul Harvey, Alicia Jackson, Ted Ownby, Otis W. Pickett, Arthur Remillard, Chad Seales, and Randall J. Stephens

Over more than three decades of teaching ...

Cooperatives in New Orleans

By Anne Gessler
Photographs by Marie-Isabelle Pautz
Categories: History

Cooperatives have been central to the development of New Orleans. Anne Gessler asserts that local cooperatives have reshaped its built environment by changing where people interact and with whom, helping ...

Coming Out of the Magnolia Closet

In Coming Out of the Magnolia Closet: Same-Sex Couples in Mississippi, John F. Marszalek III shares conversations with same-sex couples living in small-town and rural Mississippi. In the first book of ...

The War on Poverty in Mississippi

By Emma J. Folwell
Categories: History

President Lyndon B. Johnson’s war on poverty instigated a ferocious backlash in Mississippi. Federally funded programs—the embodiment of 1960s liberalism—directly clashed with Mississippi’s closed ...