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The Mississippi Gulf Coast Seafood Industry

The seafood industry on the coast of Mississippi has attracted waves of immigrants and other workers—oftentimes folks who were either already acquainted with maritime livelihoods or those who quickly ...

Tearing Down the Lost Cause

In Tearing Down the Lost Cause: The Removal of New Orleans's Confederate Statues James Gill and Howard Hunter examine New Orleans’s complicated relationship with the history of the Confederacy pre– ...

Crusaders, Gangsters, and Whiskey

By Patrick O’Daniel
Categories: History

Prohibition, with all its crime, corruption, and cultural upheaval, ran its course after thirteen years in most of the rest of the country—but not in Memphis, where it lasted thirty years. Patrick O’Daniel ...

Colonial Mississippi

Colonial Mississippi: A Borrowed Land offers the first composite of histories from the entire colonial period in the land now called Mississippi. Christian Pinnen and Charles Weeks reveal stories spanning ...

Peculiar Whiteness

By Justin Mellette
Categories: Literature

Peculiar Whiteness: Racial Anxiety and Poor Whites in Southern Literature, 1900–1965 argues for deeper consideration of the complexities surrounding the disparate treatment of poor whites throughout ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...