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Compiled by Works Progress Administration
Introduction by Robert S. McElvaine
Categories: Mississippi

Mississippi: The WPA Guide to the Magnolia State was part of a nationwide series of guides in the 1930s that created work during the Depression for artists, writers, teachers, librarians, and other professionals. ...

Highway 51

By Gloria Norris
Photographs by Gloria Norris
Introduction by Rick Bass
Categories: Mississippi

From the blue suede intonations of Elvis's Graceland in Memphis to the columnar austerity of mansions along State Street in Jackson, Highway 51 flows, an artery of commerce, music, and literary interchange. ...

Delta Deep Down

By Jane Rule Burdine
Edited by Wendy McDaris
Introduction by Steve Yarbrough
Categories: Mississippi

The Mississippi Delta evokes mystery, beauty, and hardship in equal measures. Its haunted fields, turbulent history, and resilient people have fueled countless songs, tales, and literary works, and its ...

Must See Mississippi

Text by Mary Carol Miller
Photographs by Mary Rose Carter
Introduction by Greg Iles
Categories: Mississippi

Must See Mississippi: 50 Favorite Place is a fifty-site tour through the Magnolia State's historic locales, ranging from the graceful swinging bridge at Tishomingo State Park to the Biloxi Lighthouse, ...

Louisiana Voyages

When nature exudes in a swamp in Louisiana it is rich, tropical, juicy, dark, verminy, repellant and lovely all in one," wrote Catharine Cole in 1889. "It is like a coffin crowned with flowers; a death ...

Bike Week at Daytona Beach

By Roby Page
Categories: Popular Culture

When photojournalist and writer Roby Page first started trekking to Daytona Beach, Florida, for Bike Week in 1985, the counterculture gathering was dominated by rogues, ruffians, and rebels. Now the leather-clad ...

Postcolonial Cultures

Simon Featherstone's Postcolonial Cultures is a clearly written introduction to the study of postcolonial cultures, and it broadens the reach of postcolonial theory and criticism.

The book covers current ...

Stories from the Haunted South

By Alan Brown
Categories: Folklore

When Alan Brown published his well-received Haunted Places in the American South, a kind of seance swirled around him. Locals who knew ghost stories began haunting him with ghoulish reports from houses, ...

Florida's Miracle Strip

By Tim Hollis
Categories: Southern Studies

Since World War II, tourists have flocked to Florida's northwest Gulf Coast and sun and fun spots at Panama City Beach, Fort Walton Beach, and Pensacola Beach. Every year those visitors number in the ...

No Place Like Home

In 1997 Gary Younge explored the American South by retracing the route of the original Freedom Riders of the 1960s. His road trip was a remarkable socio-cultural adventure for an outsider. He was British, ...