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1 AYERS, EDWARD L. The Promise Of The New South: Life After Reconstruction.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford: 1992. 0195037561 / 9780195037562 First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The author's objective in this work was "to understand what it meant to live in the American South in the years after Reconstruction. "The era was crucial in the history of the region and nation, a time when Southerners of both races confronted the aftermath of emancipation and the reassertion of control by white Southerners. Includes an Index. 
Price: 15.34 USD
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2 BERENDT, JOHN. Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil: A Savannah.
Randon House, New York: 1994. 0679429220 / 9780679429227 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
This panoramic tale of Savannah's eccentricities focuses on a murder and the subsequent trial of Jim Williams, a self-made man, collector, antiques dealer, and bon vivant. 
Price: 2.38 USD
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3 COSTELLO, BRANNON & WHITTED, QIANA J. Comics And The U.s. South.
University Press of Mississippi, Jackson: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A wide-ranging survey of how comics have portrayed southern ways of life. Contributions from Tim Caron, Brannon Costello, Brian Cremins, Conseula Francis, Anthony Dyer Hoefer, M. Thomas Inge, Nicolas Labarre, Alison Mandaville, Gary Richards, Joseph Michael Sommers, Christopher Whitby, and Qiana J. Whitted Comics and the U.S. South offers a wide-ranging and long overdue assessment of how life and culture in the United States South is represented in serial comics, graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and webcomics. Diverting the lens of comics studies from the skyscrapers of Superman's Metropolis or Chris Ware's Chicago to the swamps, back roads, small towns, and cities of the U.S. South, this collection critically examines the pulp genres associated with mainstream comic books alongside independent and alternative comics. Some essays seek to discover what Captain America can reveal about southern regionalism and how slave narratives can help us reread Swamp Thing; others examine how creators such as Walt Kelly (Pogo), Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby), Kyle Baker (Nat Turner), and Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge) draw upon the unique formal properties of the comics to question and revise familiar narratives of race, class, and sexuality; and another considers how southern writer Randall Kenan adapted elements of comics form to prose fiction. With essays from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, Comics and the U.S. South contributes to and also productively reorients the most significant and compelling conversations in both comics scholarship and in southern studies. Brannon Costello, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is associate professor of English at Louisiana State University and is the editor of Howard Chaykin: Conversations (University Press of Mississippi). Qiana J. Whitted, Columbia, South Carolina, is associate professor of English and African American studies at the University of South Carolina. She is the author of "A God of Justice?": The Problem of Evil in Twentieth-Century Black Literature. 304 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 50 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index 
Price: 28.50 USD
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4 COSTELLO, BRANNON & WHITTED, QIANA J. Comics And The U.s. South.
University Press of Mississippi, Jackson: . h Hardcover, no dustjacket(as issued). Brand new book. Printed casebound cover. 
A wide-ranging survey of how comics have portrayed southern ways of life. Contributions from Tim Caron, Brannon Costello, Brian Cremins, Conseula Francis, Anthony Dyer Hoefer, M. Thomas Inge, Nicolas Labarre, Alison Mandaville, Gary Richards, Joseph Michael Sommers, Christopher Whitby, and Qiana J. Whitted Comics and the U.S. South offers a wide-ranging and long overdue assessment of how life and culture in the United States South is represented in serial comics, graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and webcomics. Diverting the lens of comics studies from the skyscrapers of Superman's Metropolis or Chris Ware's Chicago to the swamps, back roads, small towns, and cities of the U.S. South, this collection critically examines the pulp genres associated with mainstream comic books alongside independent and alternative comics. Some essays seek to discover what Captain America can reveal about southern regionalism and how slave narratives can help us reread Swamp Thing; others examine how creators such as Walt Kelly (Pogo), Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby), Kyle Baker (Nat Turner), and Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge) draw upon the unique formal properties of the comics to question and revise familiar narratives of race, class, and sexuality; and another considers how southern writer Randall Kenan adapted elements of comics form to prose fiction. With essays from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, Comics and the U.S. South contributes to and also productively reorients the most significant and compelling conversations in both comics scholarship and in southern studies. Brannon Costello, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is associate professor of English at Louisiana State University and is the editor of Howard Chaykin: Conversations (University Press of Mississippi). Qiana J. Whitted, Columbia, South Carolina, is associate professor of English and African American studies at the University of South Carolina. She is the author of "A God of Justice?": The Problem of Evil in Twentieth-Century Black Literature. 304 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 50 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index 
Price: 52.25 USD
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5 JONES, ANNE GOODWYN & DONALDSON, SUSAN V. (EDITORS). Haunted Bodies: Gender And Southern Texts.
University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville: 1997. 0813917255 / 9780813917252 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
An anthology covering such subjects as Passages: From Africa to the American South; Victorian Southerners: Playing the Gentleman, Playing the Lady; Slavery and Southern Genders: Douglass and Jacobs, Jacobs and Douglass; Where the Heart Is: Southern Strains of American Domesticity; Bending Genders in the Modern South: Old Fears, New Desires; Contemporary Gender Wars: The 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s; and The Past in the Present: Retelling Southern History. Includes an Index. 
Price: 54.72 USD
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6 LEVERETT, RUDY H. Legend Of The Free State Of Jones.
University Press of Mississippi, Jackson. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The original, full accounting of a rebellion in the heart of Dixie. A maverick, unionist district in the heart of the Old South? A notorious county that seceded from the Confederacy? This is how Jones County, Mississippi, is known in myth and legend. Since 1864 the legend has persisted. Differing versions give the name of this new nation as Republic of Jones, Jones County Confederacy, and Free State of Jones. Over the years this story has captured the imaginations of journalists, historians, essayists, novelists, short story writers, and Hollywood filmmakers, although serious scholars long ago questioned the accuracy of local history accounts about a secessionist county led by Newt Knight and a band of renegades. Legend of the Free State of Jones was the first authoritative explanation of just what did happen in Jones County in 1864 to give rise to the legend. This book surveys the facts, the records, and the history of the "Free State of Jones" and well may provide the whole story. Rudy H. Leverett was born in an unplumbed cabin in the woods outside of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He had a doctoral degree in education and spent his life writing extensively on the subjects of philosophy, the American South, and the McLemore family. He died on his birthday in 1999. 143 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, 3 maps, 7 black and white illustrations 
Price: 23.75 USD
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7 MCGILL, RALPH. The South And The Southerner.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston: 1963. An Atlantic Monthly Press Book. s Softcover. Good condition. 
In a personal and moving memoir, the publisher of the Atlanta Constitution dispels the fog of prejudice and special pleading to illuminate the South as he knows it today (1963) and as he believes it will be tomorrow. Includes an Index. "The South and the Southerner is one of the most significant, and by far the most readable, contributions yet made to an understanding of the region." - The New York Times 
Price: 18.95 USD
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8 MORRIS, WILLIE. The Courting Of Marcus Dupree.
University Press of Mississippi, Jackson. 0878055851 / 9780878055852 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
At the time of Marcus Dupree's birth, when Deep South racism was about to crest and shatter against the Civil Rights Movement, Willie Morris journeyed north in a circular transit peculiar to southern writers. His memoir of those years, North Toward Home, became a modern classic. In The Courting of Marcus Dupree he turned again home to Mississippi to write about the small town of Philadelphia and its favorite son, a black high-school quarterback. In Marcus Dupree, Morris found a living emblem of that baroque strain in the American character called "southern." Beginning on the summer practice fields, Morris follows Marcus Dupree through each game of his senior varsity year. He talks with the Dupree family, the college recruiters, the coach and the school principal, some of the teachers and townspeople, and, of course, with the young man himself. As the season progresses and the seventeen-year-old Dupree attracts a degree of national attention to Philadelphia neither known nor endured since "the Troubles" of the early sixties, these conversations take on a wider significance. Willie Morris has created more than a spectator's journal. He writes here of his repatriation to a land and a people who have recovered something that fear and misdirected loyalties had once eclipsed. The result is a fascinating, unusual, and even topical work that tells a story richer than its apparent subject, for it brings the whole of the eighties South, with all its distinctive resonances, to life. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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9 RAWLINGS, MARJORIE KINNAN; SHENTON, EDWARD (DECORATIONS) Cross Creek.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1942. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
An amazing ability to be a raconteur by the author of The Yearling. Consider the following from Cross Creek: "She said fiercely, "I hear tell you want a girl. You take me." She seemed impossible. She looked capable of murder. It wold be like having a black leopard loose in the house. I said, "I wanted a young girl." "I be's young." "No. One young enough to teach my ways." "If I don't do to suit you, you can cut my throat." It occurred to me that displeasure might work two ways. It seemed necessary to placate her rather than, simply, to reject her. I said, "A girl your age wouldn't be satisfied four miles from town." She stepped closer as in menace. "Town ain't nothin' to me. You don't know. I don't do no courtin. I don't want no man around me. You jes' don't know." I said helplessly, "I'm sure you wouldn't suit me." "Time to say, time you've done tried me. All you got to do is try me." Futility possessed me.I said, "I can't pay high wages." "Any wages is better than nothin'. I got to get work. I got a use for my pay. It was her eyes, I decided, that were frightening me. One was blind and white, fixing me with an opaque, unseeing purpose. I made a gesture of despair. "Right now, this porch floor ain't scrubbed," she siad. "You got to have things clean. I be here soon in the morning'. I got to fotch my things. 
Price: 30.16 USD
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10 ROSE, WILLIE LEE; WOODWARD, C. VAN (INTRODUCTION). Rehearsal For Reconstruction: The Port Royal Experiment.
Vintage Books, New York: 1967. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The Port Royal Experiment, the subject of this book, was in effect a dress rehearsal for Reconstruction acted out on the stage neatly defined by the Sea Islands of South Carolina. It offers a rare opportunity to review the vast spectacle in miniature and see it in its germinal phase. Includes an Index. "Willie Lee Rose knows all the people in her story. . . . She tells about them . . . with such wonderful circumspection that the whole interlude takes on a life of its own." - Eric L. McKitrick, The New York Review of Books 
Price: 67.12 USD
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11 WEIL, TOM. Hippocrene Usa Guide To America's South.
Hippocrene Books, New York: 1990. 0870526111 / 9780870526114 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Get off the interstates, and roam the inner states. Virginia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama: this is the only single-volume guide to include all eleven states of this historic and colorful region of America It not only describes the major cities and famous sites, but also picturesque rural enclaves, where time has almost stood still. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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12 WHEELER, JAN BATES; COLEMAN, DAVID (FOREWORD). A Campaign Of Quiet Persuasion: How The College Board Desegregated Sat® Test Centers In The Deep South, 1960-1965.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London: 2013. Making the Modern South Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In 1960, the College Entrance Examination Board became an unexpected participant in the movement to desegregate education in the South. Working with its partner, Educational Testing Services, the College Board quietly integrated its Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) centers throughout the Deep South. Traveling from state to state, taking one school district and even one school at a time, two College Board staff members, both native southerners, waged "a quiet campaign of persuasion" and succeeded, establishing a roster of desegregated test centers within segregated school districts while the historic battle for civil rights raged around them. In the context of the larger struggle for equal opportunities for southern black students, their work addressed a small but critical barrier to higher education. Shedding light on this remarkable story for the first time, Jan Bates Wheeler tells how the College Board staff members—Ben Cameron and Ben Gibson—succeeded. Their candid and thoughtfully written records of conversations and confrontations, untouched for nearly fifty years, reveal the persistence required to reach a goal many thought unachievable and even foolhardy. Indeed, their task placed them in the unusual position of advocating for school desegregation on a day-to-day basis as part of their jobs. This positioned Cameron and Gibson squarely in opposition to prevailing laws, customs, and attitudes—an ill-advised stance for any nascent business venture, particularly one experiencing competition from a new, rival testing organization purported to accommodate openly those same laws, customs, and attitudes. Cameron and Gibson also accepted the personal danger involved in confrontations with racist school officials. The officials who cooperated with the pair assumed even greater risk, and in order to minimize that threat, Cameron and Gibson pledged not to publicize their efforts. Even years after their work had ended, the two men refused to write about their remarkable campaign for fear of compromising the people who had helped them. Their concerns, according to Wheeler, kept this remarkable story largely untold until now. Jan Bates Wheeler is associate director for Accreditation, Office of Academic Planning at the University of Georgia. 
Price: 41.33 USD
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13 WILSON, CHARLES REAGAN & FERRIS, WILLIAM (COEDITORS); ABADIE, ANN J. & HART, MARY L. (ASSOCIATE EDITORS); SPONSORED BY THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN CULTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI. Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture.
The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill & London: 1989. 0807818232 / 9780807818237 Third Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
This work, the result of a ten-year project involving more than 800 scholars and writers in many fields, offers an extraordinary portrait of one of America's richest cultural landscapes. It is the "first attempt ever," notes U.S. News & World Report, "to describe every aspect of a region's life and thought, the impact of its history and politics, its music and literature, its manners and myths, even the iced tea that washes down its catfish and cornbread." Includes an Index. 
Price: 46.46 USD
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14 WOODWARD, C. VANN. Origins Of The New South 1877-1913
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London: 1967 Second Paperback Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
After more than two decades, Origins of the New South is still recognized both as a classic in regional historiography and as the most perceptive account yet written on the period which spawned the New South. Historian Sheldon Hackney recently summed it up this way: "The pyramid still stands. Origins of the New South has survived relatively untarnished through twenty years of productive scholarship, including the eras consensus and of the new radicalism. . . . Woodward recognizes both the likelihood of failure and the necessity of struggle. It is this profound ambiguity which makes his work so interesting. Like the myth of Sisyphus, Origins of the New South still speaks to our condition." C. Vann Woodward (1908-1999) was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University. A native of Arkansas, he earned his undergraduate degree at Emory University. He held M.A. degrees from Columbia University and Oxford University and the Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina. He served as president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Southern Historical Association. He won the Bancroft Prize for this book in 1952 and the Sydnor Award for The Burden of Southern History in 1962. He was a recipient of the National Institute of Arts and Letters Literary Award in 1954. Among his other books are Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, and Reunion and Reaction. Includes an Index. 
Price: 24.65 USD
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15 WOODWARD, C. VANN; DEW, CHARLES B. (CRITICAL ESSAY). Origins Of The New South 1877 - 1913.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London: 1951 Enlarged Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
After more than two decades, Origins of the New South is still recognized both as a classic in regional historiography and as the most perceptive account yet written on the period which spawned the New South. Historian Sheldon Hackney recently summed it up this way:"The pyramid still stands. Origins of the New South has survived relatively untarnished through twenty years of productive scholarship, including the eras consensus and of the new radicalism....Woodward recognizes both the likelihood of failure and the necessity of struggle. It is this profound ambiguity which makes his work so interesting. Like the myth of Sisyphus, Origins of the New South still speaks to our condition." This enlarged edition contains a new preface by the author and a critical essay on recent works by Charles B. Dew. C. Vann Woodward (1908-1999) was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University. A native of Arkansas, he earned his undergraduate degree at Emory University. He held M.A. degrees from Columbia University and Oxford University and the Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina. He served as president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Southern Historical Association. He won the Bancroft Prize for this book in 1952 and the Sydnor Award for The Burden of Southern History in 1962. He was a recipient of the National Institute of Arts and Letters Literary Award in 1954. Among his other books are Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, and Reunion and Reaction. Includes an Index. 
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16 WOODWARD, C. VANN; DEW, CHARLES B. (CRITICAL ESSAY). Origins Of The New South 1877 - 1913.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London: 1951 Enlarged Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
After more than two decades, Origins of the New South is still recognized both as a classic in regional historiography and as the most perceptive account yet written on the period which spawned the New South. Historian Sheldon Hackney recently summed it up this way:"The pyramid still stands. Origins of the New South has survived relatively untarnished through twenty years of productive scholarship, including the eras consensus and of the new radicalism....Woodward recognizes both the likelihood of failure and the necessity of struggle. It is this profound ambiguity which makes his work so interesting. Like the myth of Sisyphus, Origins of the New South still speaks to our condition." This enlarged edition contains a new preface by the author and a critical essay on recent works by Charles B. Dew. C. Vann Woodward (1908-1999) was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University. A native of Arkansas, he earned his undergraduate degree at Emory University. He held M.A. degrees from Columbia University and Oxford University and the Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina. He served as president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Southern Historical Association. He won the Bancroft Prize for this book in 1952 and the Sydnor Award for The Burden of Southern History in 1962. He was a recipient of the National Institute of Arts and Letters Literary Award in 1954. Among his other books are Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, and Reunion and Reaction. Includes an Index. 
Price: 76.00 USD
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17 WOODWARD, C. VANN; LEUCHTENBURG, WILLIAM E. (FOREWORD). The Burden Of Southern History.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London: 2008. Updated Third Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
C. Vann Woodward's The Burden of Southern History remains one of the essential history texts of our time. In it Woodward brilliantly addresses the interrelated themes of southern identity, southern distinctiveness, and the strains of irony that characterize much of the South's historical experience. First published in 1960, the book quickly became a touchstone for generations of students. The third edition contains a chapter, "Look Away, Look Away," in which Woodward finds a plethora of additional ironies in the South's experience. It also includes previously uncollected appreciations of Robert Penn Warren, to whom the book was originally dedicated, and William Faulkner. This updated third edition also features a new foreword by historian William E. Leuchtenburg in which he recounts the events that led up to Woodward's writing The Burden of Southern History, and reflects on the book's—and Woodward's—place in the study of southern history. The Burden of Southern History is quintessential Woodward—wise, witty, ruminative, daring, and as alive in the twenty-first century as when it was written. C. Vann Woodward (1908-1999) was Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, where he taught from 1961 until 1977. One of the leading historians of the century, Woodward wrote several books about the American South, his main field of interest. He edited Mary Chesnut's Civil War, for which he received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for history. His other major works include Tom Watson: Agrarian Rebel; American Counterpoint; The Strange Career of Jim Crow; Reunion and Reaction; Thinking Back: The Perils of Writing History; and Origins of the New South, 1877-1913, for which he received the Bancroft Prize. He served as president of the Southern Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the American Historical Association, and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. William E. Leuchtenburg is William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of more than a doezen books on twentieth-century American history, including The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson. - Sehttp://lsupress.org/books/detail/the-burden-of-southern-history-2/#sthash.S6JiHyT5.dpufaaaaaaa 
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