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cover: In his studio, Charles M. Schulz

smiles as he looks at the original drawing of his July 9, 1969, strip
in which Charlie Brown asks Lucy, Do you ever wonder if God is
pleased with you? courtesy of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and
Research Center, Santa Rosa, California. Back cover: TIM ISBELL/
SUN HERALD Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and First Lady
Marsha Barbour look at the damage on Point Cadet in Biloxi.

17 Alaniz Death, Disability, and the Superhero

6 Anderson Emmett Till
1 Barbour / Nash Americas Great Storm
19 Bernard / Woodward Krzysztof Kieslowski: Interviews
32 Blank / Kitta Diagnosing Folklore
21 Bolick / Austin Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s
23 Boyett Right to Revolt
25 Brasell The Possible South
25 Brown Beyond Bombshells
11 Burnett Gone to the Grave
31 Cash / Perry Rough South, Rural South
27 Daniel / Williams Race and the Obama Phenomenon
26 Davis Prefiguring Postblackness
33 Day, J. The Southern Manifesto
30 Day, S. Reading Like a Girl
22 Dockery / Thompson The Geology of Mississippi
7 Eichelberger Tell about Night Flowers
4 Eliason / Squire To See Them Run
10 Feintuch / Samson Talking New Orleans Music
12 Fertel The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak
24 Fischer-Hornung / Mueller Vampires and Zombies
30 Giunta / Sciorra Embroidered Stories
14 Guenin-Lelle The Story of French New Orleans
6 Hailman Return to Guntown
32 Haney The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanasev, Volume II
12 Heard French Quarter Manual
5 Hilpert American Cyclone
8 Horn / Huffman / Jones Lines Were Drawn
33 Howell Raised Up Down Yonder
16 Irving Michael Allred: Conversations
16 Jackson Pioneering Cartoonists of Color
27 Johnson Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos
18 Kapsis Woody Allen: Interviews, Revised and Updated
19 Keough Kathryn Bigelow: Interviews
18 Kohn Harmony Korine: Interviews
10 Laudun The Amazing Crawfish Boat
15 Levasseur / Rabalais Conversations with James Salter
2 Levingston Bright Fields
3 Lind A Charlie Brown Religion
21 Lornell / Rasmussen The Music of Multicultural America
23 Luckett Joe T. Patterson and the White Souths Dilemma
28 Martin Dancing on the Color Line
26 Maus / Donahue Post-Soul Satire
4 McHale Stable Views
13 Miller / Roberts / LaPoe Oil and Water
9 Newman / Rosen Black Baseball, Black Business
24 Nixon Resisting Paradise
9 Oestreich / Pleasant Lines of Scrimmage
28 Okafor-Newsum SoulStirrers
14 Parrish Fear and What Follows
20 Pecknold / McCusker Country Boys and Redneck Women
13 Pfeffer Southern Ladies and Suffragists
11 Pope Getting Off at Elysian Fields
5 Rollyson A Real American Character
7 Salter Jack Cristil
29 Seward / Tally Toni Morrison
15 Thomas Conversations with Barry Hannah
20 Villepastour The Yorb God of Drumming
31 Watson / Abadie Fifty Years after Faulkner
8 Weber Uniting Mississippi
22 Webster Mississippians in the Great War
29 Zheng African American Haiku


Americas Great Storm

Leading through Hurricane Katrina
Haley Barbour with Jere Nash
Foreword by Ricky Mathews
When Hurricane Katrina hit Mississippi on August
29, 2005, it unleashed the costliest natural disaster
in American history, and the third deadliest. Haley
Barbour had been Mississippis governor for only
twenty months when he assumed responsibility for
guiding his pummeled, stricken states recovery and
rebuilding efforts. Americas Great Storm is not only
a personal memoir of his role in that recovery, but
also a sifting of the many lessons he learned about
leadership in a time of massive crisis.
For the book, the authors interviewed more
than forty-five key people involved in helping MissisA first-person account sippi recover, including local, state, and federal officials as well as private citizens who played pivotal
of the year following
roles in the weeks and months following Katrinas
the worst natural
landfall. In addition to covering in detail the days in
disaster in American September and October of 2005, chapters focus on
the special legislative session that allowed casinos
to build on shore; the role of the recovery commission chaired by Jim Barksdale; a behind-the-scenes description of working with
Congress to pass an unprecedented, multi-billion-dollar emergency disaster
assistance appropriation; and the enormous roles played by volunteers in
rebuilding the entire housing, transportation, and education infrastructure of
south Mississippi and the Gulf Coast.

A final chapter analyzes the leadership skills and strategies Barbour
employed on behalf of the people of his native state, observations that will be
valuable to anyone tasked with managing in a crisis.
Haley Barbour, Yazoo City, Mississippi, served as Mississippis governor from
2004 to 2012 and is founding partner of the Washington, DC, firm BGR Group.
Jere Nash, Jackson, Mississippi, is coauthor of Mississippi Politics: The Struggle for Power, 19762008 (published by University Press of Mississippi) and
Mississippi Fried Politics: Tall Tales from the Backroom.

Aerial shot of devastated neighborhood off US Highway 90

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Governor Haley Barbour, Colonel Don Taylor (Executive Director

of Department of Human Services), and team receive their
first briefing from Mississippi National Guard Adjutant General
Harold Cross, morning, August 30, 2005

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PHOTOGRAPHSBy Stump Jones, courtesy

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Grand Casino barge blocking US Highway 90



Bright Fields
The Mastery of Marie Hull
Bruce Levingston
Foreword by Michaela Merryday
Contributions by Mary Garrard, Philip Jackson, and Jon Levingston
Bright Fields is a comprehensive and deeply intimate exploration of the life and work of Mississippiborn artist Marie Hull (18901980). Her paintings
reflect a nine-decade journey of search, thought, and
growth. She produced some of the most memorable
and iconic works ever created by a southern artist.
This elegant and exquisitely detailed book contains
over two hundred newly photographed reproductions of the artists finest works, many never before
seen by the public.
Hull was born in a small town near Jackson at
a time when women were not allowed to vote and
A deluxe and dazzling
were denied many career opportunities. This did
not deter Hull from a constant search for quality
biography of the great
both in her life and in her art. She studied with some
Mississippi artist
of the most important artists of her day, including
William Merritt Chase, in Philadelphia, New York,
and Europe. She won major national competitions and awards and was exhibited in
some of the worlds most prestigious art exhibitions and shows in the United States,
Europe, and East Asia.
During the Depression, Hull created a series of paintings depicting African
Americans and local sharecroppers that is considered one of the most significant
contributions to regionalist art in the countrys history. These important, deeply
moving works place her among the forefront of the great American portraitists. Three
decades later, in her seventies, Hull would reveal her remarkable ability to evolve
again, this time into one of the most significant abstract painters of the South. In
her powerful, brilliantly colorful late works, she combines her mastery of landscape
painting with a unique, persuasive synthesis of ideas from such artists as Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Hans Hofmann.

Today, Hulls works are exhibited in museums and prestigious private collections throughout the country. Bright Fields expands our knowledge of the painters
remarkable life and work, illustrating why Hulls unique vision and tremendous
creativity had, and continues to have, such a profound impact on art in the South
and beyond.
Bruce Levingston, Oxford, Mississippi, and New York, New York, is an acclaimed

concert pianist who has given numerous world premieres at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln
Center, and other international venues. The New York Times declared him one of
todays most adventurous musicians and the New Yorker called him a force for
new music. He is founder and artistic director of the music foundation Premiere
Commission, Inc., which has commissioned and premiered over fifty new works, and
he is the Chancellors Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Artist in Residence
at the University of Mississippi.

PHOTOGRAPHSMarie Hull and her dog Mimi, taken in

SEPTEMBER, 224 pages, 10 x 12 inches, 224 color illustrations (approx.), foreword,

bibliography, index
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1966 just before a major retrospective exhibit sponsored by

the Mississippi Art Association; photo by Charles Gerald for
the Clarion LedgerJackson Daily News; courtesy Mississippi
Department of Archives and History. PaintingDetail, Yellow
Roses, undated, oil on canvas, 21 x 28, private collection.


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A Charlie Brown Religion

The Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz
Stephen J. Lind
Charles M. Schulzs Peanuts comic strip franchise, the most successful
of all time, forever changed the industry. For more than half a century,
the endearing, witty insights brought to life by Charlie Brown, Snoopy,
Linus, and Lucy have caused newspaper readers and television viewers
across the globe to laugh, sigh, gasp, and ponder. A Charlie Brown
Religion explores one of the most provocative topics Schulz broached
in his heartwarming workreligion.
Based on new archival research and original interviews with
Schulzs family, friends, and colleagues, author Stephen J. Lind offers
a new spiritual biography of the life and work of the great comic strip
artist. In his lifetime, aficionados and detractors both labeled Schulz
as a fundamentalist Christian or as an atheist. Yet his deeply personal
views on faith have eluded journalists and biographers for decades.
The first spiritual
Previously unpublished writings from Schulz will move fans as they
biography of a misun- begin to see the nuances of the humorists own complex, intense
derstood believer, the journey toward understanding God and faith.
renowned creator of
There are three things that Ive learned never to discuss with
people, Linus says, Religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin. Yet
with the support of religious communities, Schulz bravely defied
convention and dared to express spiritual thought in the funny pages, a secular, mainstream
entertainment medium. This insightful, thorough study of the 17,897 Peanuts newspaper strips,
seventy-five animated titles, and global merchandising empire will delight and intrigue as Schulz
considers what it means to believe, what it means to doubt, and what it means to share faith with
the world.
Stephen J. Lind, Lexington, Virginia, is an Assistant Professor of Business Communication at

Washington and Lee University. He holds a PhD in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information
Design from Clemson University. His work has appeared in scholarly journals such as ImageTexT,
the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture and the Journal of Communication and Religion.
Further details on his work can be found at http://www.StephenJLind.com

NOVEMBER, 240 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 32 b&w photographs, 25 line illustrations, 2 tables,
bibliography, index
Cloth $25.00T 978-1-4968-0468-6
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Great Comics Artists Series

figurine from 2007 Forever Fun
toy set, featuring removable angel
wings and tinsel halo, photograph
by author; 2007 Lenox crche,
crafted and ornamented with 24
karat gold, titled The Christmas
Pageant, photograph by author.

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Stable Views

To See Them Run

Stories and Voices from the

Thoroughbred Racetrack

Great Plains Coyote Coursing

Ellen E. McHale
Stable Views offers an inside look at
the thoroughbred racing industry
through the words and perspectives of those who labor within its
stables. In more than fourteen years
of field research, Ellen E. McHale
has traveled throughout the Eastern
Seaboard, Kentucky, and Louisiana
to gather oral narratives from those
most intimately involved with racA moving revelation of
ing: the stable workers, exercise
the many essential work- riders, and horse trainers who form
ers and their lives on the the backbone of the industry. She
backside of horse racing interviewed workers at Saratoga,
Belmont, Tampa Bay Downs, Keeneland, the Evangeline Training Center in Louisiana, and the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida.
Workers within all sectors of the thoroughbred world have
long histories of involvement in the racing industry, with many
individuals shifting occupational roles throughout their lifetimes.
The thoroughbred racetrack operates as a multicultural workplace
that relies upon apprenticeship and mentoring. Many workers
speak to the history, the joys, the hardships, and the miracles of
horse racing along with the changes that they have experienced
through their long careers. Included in the book are discussions
about luck, the occupational language of the racetrack, race and
gender, and recent changes in the industry, all in the words and
voices of the stable workers.
Ellen E. McHale, Esperance, New York, is a folklorist and the
executive director of the New York Folklore Society. A native New
Yorker, her work as a folklorist has included documentary projects
and field research throughout the upstate New York region. She is
the coeditor of New York State Folklife Reader: Diverse Voices from
University Press of Mississippi.
OCTOBER, 160 pages (approx.), 8 x 8 inches, 45 color photographs,
bibliography, index
Cloth $30.00T 978-1-4968-0368-9
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Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World Series

Eric A. Eliason
Photographs by Scott Squire
Foreword by Stephen Bodio
To See Them Run explores how
and why Great Plains hunters have
chased coyotes with greyhounds
and other sight hounds since before
George Armstrong Custer. Though
a well-developed, long-lived, widespread, and undeniably enthralling
tradition, the practice remains little known, even to those living in
An unforgettable and
Oklahoma, Nebraska, and South
up-close portrait of the
Dakota, where the tradition is commen and dogs who hunt
mon. Coyote coursing, hunting with
greyhounds launched from specially made pickup rigs, is a hobby by
locals, for locals, and it has remained a quintessentially vernacular
enterprise occupying a rung below the Plains prestige forms of animal training and interactionnamely with horses and cattle. The
coyote coursing tradition provides an ideal setting for exploring the
relationship between animals and the study of folklore.
The book examines the artistry, thrills, values, camaraderie,
economy, and controversies of this uncommercialized and neverbefore-studied vernacular tradition. Through ethnographic photographs and authentic collected commentary from participants, this
book uncovers how hunting dogs and coyotes both have shaped
and been shaped by human aesthetic sensibilities in ongoing folkloric and biological processes. Author Eric A. Eliason and photographer Scott Squire discover deep and sophisticated local knowledge
in a unique interaction with the natural ecologies of the great North
American prairie.
Eric A. Eliason, Springville, Utah, is professor of folklore at

Brigham Young University. He has published on hunting, as well as

Caribbean, military, Mormon, Russian, English, Afghan, American,
Mexican, and biblical cultural traditions. His books include Wild
Games: Hunting and Fishing Traditions in North America with
Dennis Cutchins, Latter-day Lore: Mormon Folklore Studies with
Tom Mould, and Black Velvet Art with Scott Squire (published by
University Press of Mississippi). Scott Squire, Seattle, Washington, is a documentary photographer and filmmaker. Squire is a
principal in NonFiction Media, the production company responsible for the 2015 feature documentary Drawing the Tiger.

NOVEMBER, 112 pages (approx.), 11 x 9 inches, 41 color photographs,

9 b&w illustrations, foreword, bibliography, index
Cloth $40.00T 978-1-4968-0386-3
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American Cyclone

A Real American Character

Theodore Roosevelt and His 1900

Whistle-Stop Campaign

The Life of Walter Brennan

John M. Hilpert
When Theodore Roosevelt entered national politics as the Republicans nominee for the vice presidency in 1900, he
was only forty-one years old. However,
he had caught the publics attention with
the popular version of his life story.
Child of East Coast privilege. Sickly, bespectacled youth. Naturalist and author.
Harvard graduate. New York assemblyman. Young widower. Badlands cowboy. Civil Service reformer. Urban police commissioner. Assistant Secretary
of the Navy. Rough Rider and war hero.
An account of the
Enemy of political bosses as governor of
extraordinary twenty- the nations most important state. Atthree-state, 480-stop
tentive husband to his second wife,
Edith, and the father of six children.
blitz that shaped
Roosevelt and the West Few candidates for the presidency or
vice presidency have enjoyed the elevated level of admiration accorded Roosevelt in the waning days of the nineteenth century.

Biographers have chronicled every significant period of
Roosevelts life with one exception, and American Cyclone fills
that gap. His nomination for the vice presidency was Roosevelts
debut as a candidate for national office. American Cyclone presents the story of his campaign, a whirlwind effort highlighted
by an astounding whistle-stop tour of 480 communities across
twenty-three states. Eighteen of those states gave a plurality of
votes to the McKinley-Roosevelt ticket, a gain of five states for the
Republicans over 1896.

Everywhere Roosevelt went, admiring throngs and dramatic
events helped forge him into the man who would soon be the
twenty-sixth president of the United States. Returning from the
Spanish War, Roosevelt was familiar to millions of people across
the country as a determined leader. As he interacted with crowds
of hundreds, thousands, and even tens of thousands, Roosevelt
felt their eagerness to see and hear him. Accordingly, for the first
time, this whistle-stop campaign marks the development of the
confidence and maturity that would transform Roosevelt into a
national leader.
John M. Hilpert, Lake Village, Arkansas, and Sioux Falls, South

Dakota, is a retired university president who lived for many years in

one or another of the states visited by Theodore Roosevelt prior to
the election of 1900. He has written pieces for scholarly journals,
newspapers, other periodicals, and conference presentations.

NOVEMBER, 304 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 55 b&w illustrations,

appendices, bibliography, index
Cloth $40.00T 978-1-4968-0339-9
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Carl Rollyson
Walter Brennan (18941974) was one
of the greatest character actors in Hollywood history. He won three Academy
Awards and became a national icon starring as Grandpa in The Real McCoys. He
appeared in over two hundred motion
pictures and became the subject of
a Norman Rockwell painting, which
celebrated the actors unique role as
the voice of the American Western. His
life journey from Swampscott, Massachusetts, to Hollywood, to a twelvethousand-acre cattle ranch in Joseph,
The first biography
Oregon, is one of the great American
of the prodigiously
hard-working actor
In the first biography of this epic
who embodied the
figure, Carl Rollyson reveals Brennans
consummate mastery of virtually every
Western ideal
kind of role while playing against and
often stealing scenes from such stars as
Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, and John Wayne. Rollyson fully
explores Brennans work with Hollywoods greatest directors,
such as Howard Hawks, John Ford, and Fritz Lang. As a father and
grandfather, Brennan instilled generations of his family with an
outlook on the American Dream that remains a sustaining feature
of their lives today. His conservative politics, which grew out of
his New England upbringing and his devout Catholicism, receive
meticulous attention and a balanced assessment in A Real American Character.

Written with the full cooperation of the Brennan family and
drawing on material in archives from every region of the United
States, this new biography presents an artist and family man who
lived and breathed an American idealism that made him the Real
Carl Rollyson, Cape May County, New Jersey, is the advisory
editor of the Hollywood Legends series, University Press of Mississippi, and the author of several biographies, including Marilyn
Monroe: A Life of the Actress and Hollywood Enigma: Dana
Andrews (both published by University Press of Mississippi); American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath; and Amy Lowell Anew: A
Biography. He is a professor of journalism at Baruch College, the
City University of New York.
SEPTEMBER, 304 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 71 b&w photographs
(approx.), filmography, bibliography, index
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Return to Guntown

Emmett Till

Classic Trials of the Outlaws and Rogues

of Faulkner Country

The Murder That Shocked the World and

Propelled the Civil Rights Movement

John Hailman

Devery S. Anderson
Foreword by Julian Bond

A federal prosecutor in Mississippi for

over thirty years, John Hailman routinely worked with federal agents, lawyers, judges, and criminals of every type
imaginable. Encouraged by the acclaim
for his first book, From Midnight to
Guntown, he has opened even more
of the astonishing cases within the over
thirty-five boxes full of trial stories he
carried into retirement.
Hailman gathers colorful exploits
of eccentric modern criminals from
New tales of wild bad William Faulkners Mississippi, where
savvy victims often outwit their crimiguys from an accomnal perpetrators. Characters range from
plished prosecutor of rich but incompetent drug lords and
drug dealers, kidnap- nationwide gun-runners to bumbling
Dixie Mafia kidnappers. The book ends
pers, and con men
with Fancy Frauds in which ingenious
con men (and women) offer hilarious
but surprisingly sophisticated special deals on tax-free gold mines
in Mexico and bargain (but bogus) Viagra. Chapters include Guns,
Bombs, and Moonshine Whiskey, Drug Kingpins Have Troubles
Too, Crime Victims Fight Back, Mere Theft, and Fancy Frauds.

Written to entertain and enlighten, these stories will delight
any fan of the true crime genre and anyone who enjoys good writing and the skill of a master storyteller.
John Hailman, Oxford, Mississippi, is a retired federal prosecutor

at the US attorneys office in Oxford, Mississippi, and was an inaugural Overby Fellow in Journalism and adjunct professor of law at
the University of Mississippi. He is the author of Thomas Jefferson
on Wine; From Midnight to Guntown: True Crime Stories from a
Federal Prosecutor in Mississippi; and The Search for Good Wine:
From the Founding Fathers to the Modern Table, all published by
University Press of Mississippi.

OCTOBER, 368 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 32 b&w photographs

(approx.), index
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Emmett Till offers the first truly comprehensive account of the 1955 murder
and its aftermath. It tells the story of
Emmett Till, the fourteen-year-old African American boy from Chicago brutally lynched for a harmless flirtation
at a country store in the Mississippi
Delta. His death and the acquittal of
his killers by an all-white jury set off a
firestorm of protests that reverberated
all over the world and spurred on the
civil rights movement. Like no other
event in modern history, the death of
A gripping reexamEmmett Till provoked people all over
ination of the abducthe United States to seek social change.
tion and murder that For six decades the Till story has
galvanized the civil
continued to haunt the South as the
lingering injustice of Tills murder and
rights movement
the aftermath altered many lives. Fifty
years after the murder, renewed interest in the case led the Justice Department to open an investigation
into identifying and possibly prosecuting accomplices of the two
men originally tried. Between 2004 and 2005, the Federal Bureau
of Investigation conducted the first real probe into the killing and
turned up important information that had been lost for decades.
This book will stand as the definitive work on Emmett Till
for years to come. Incorporating much new information, the book
demonstrates how the Emmett Till murder exemplifies the Jim
Crow South at its nadir. The author accessed a wealth of new evidence. Anderson has made a dozen trips to Mississippi and Chicago
to conduct research and interview witnesses and reporters who
covered the trial. In Emmett Till Anderson corrects the historical
record and presents this critical saga in its entirety.
Devery S. Anderson, Salt Lake City, Utah, is a graduate of the
University of Utah and is an editor at Signature Books in Salt Lake
City. He has authored or coauthored several books on Mormon
history, two of which won the Steven F. Christensen Award for Best
Documentary from the Mormon History Association.
SEPTEMBER, 560 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 35 b&w photographs
(approx.), foreword, appendix, bibliography, index
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Race, Rhetoric, and Media Series


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Tell about Night Flowers

Eudora Weltys Gardening Letters,

New in

Selected and edited by Julia Eichelberger

Tell about Night Flowers presents previously unpublished letters by Eudora
Welty, selected and annotated by scholar
Julia Eichelberger. Welty published many
of her best-known works in the 1940s:
A Curtain of Green, The Wide Net, The
Robber Bridegroom, Delta Wedding,
and The Golden Apples. During this
period, she also wrote hundreds of
letters to two friends who shared her
love of gardening. One friend, Diarmuid
Russell, was her literary agent in New
York; the other, John Robinson, was a
A collection of the
high school classmate and an aspiring
garden corresponwriter who served in the Army in WWII,
dence of a great
and long the focus of Weltys affection.
American writer and Weltys lyrical, witty, and poignant
discussions of gardening and nature are
delightful in themselves; they are also
figurative expressions of Weltys views
of her writing and her friendships. Taken together with thirty-five
illustrations, they form a poetic narrative of their own, chronicling
artistic and psychic developments that were underway before Welty
was fully conscious of them. By 1949 her art, like her friendships,
had evolved in ways that she would never have predicted in 1940.
Tell about Night Flowers not only lets readers glimpse Welty in her
garden; it also reveals a brilliant and generous mind responding
to the public events, people, art, and natural landscapes Welty
encountered at home and on her travels during the 1940s. This
book enhances our understanding of the life, landscape, and art of
a major American writer.
Julia Eichelberger, Charleston, South Carolina, is Marybelle

Higgins Howe Professor of Southern Literature at the College of

Charleston. She is the author of Prophets of Recognition: Ideology
and the Individual in Novels by Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Saul
Bellow, and Eudora Welty and articles in the Eudora Welty Review,
Mississippi Quarterly, and other publications.

Jack Cristil
Voice of the MSU Bulldogs,
Revised Edition

New in

Sid Salter
Foreword by John Grisham
Jack Cristil (19252014) was a Southeastern Conference icon and the Voice
of Bulldog athletics for more than five
decades. In this biography, Cristils
remarkable life and career is shared
with all Bulldog fans. Authored by
Mississippi journalist Sid Salter with a
foreword by distinguished MSU alum
John Grisham, the book originally sold
over 10,000 copies and raised over
$170,000 for the Jacob S. Jack Cristil
Scholarship in Journalism at MSU.
With a fifty-eight-year association
The biography of the
with MSU, Cristil was the secondiconic, unforgettable
longest tenured college radio play-byannouncer of
play announcer in the nation at the
time of his 2011 retirement. During
Mississippi sports
his legendary career as the Voice of the
Bulldogs, Cristil called 636 football
games since 1953. Thats roughly 60 percent of all the football
games played in school history. He was in his 54th season as the
mens basketball play-by-play voice, having described the action of
almost 55 percent of all the mens basketball games. In all, Cristil
shared with Bulldog fans across the Magnolia State and around
the world more than 1,500 collegiate contests. Central to Cristils inspiring story was his upbringing in Memphis as the son of
first-generation Russian-Jewish immigrants. This paperback edition
is updated with new material covering Cristils death and memorial
service, with additional post-retirement and memorial photos.
Sid Salter, Starkville, Mississippi, is director of public affairs at
Mississippi State University. He has been a Mississippi syndicated
political columnist for more than thirty years.
AVAILABLE, 256 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 55 b&w photographs
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SEPTEMBER, 304 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 35 b&w illustrations,

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Uniting Mississippi

Lines Were Drawn

Democracy and Leadership in the South

Remembering Court-Ordered Integration

at a Mississippi High School

Eric Thomas Weber

Foreword by Governor William F. Winter
Uniting Mississippi applies a new,
philosophically informed theory of
democratic leadership to Mississippis challenges. Governor William F.
Winter has written a foreword for the
book, supporting its proposals.

The book begins with an examination of Mississippis apparent Catch-22,
namely the difficulty of addressing
problems of poverty without fixing
issues in education first, and vice versa.
These difficulties can be overcome if
we look at their common roots, argues
An approach to
Eric Thomas Weber, and if we practice
cultivating the leaders virtuous democratic leadership. Since
of tomorrow
the approach to addressing poverty has
for so long been unsuccessful, Weber
reframes the problem. The challenges of educational failure reveal
the extent to which there is a caste system of schooling. Certain
groups of people are trapped in schools that are underfunded and
failing. The ideals of democracy reject hierarchies of citizenship,
and thus, the author contends, these ideals are truly tested in
Mississippi. Weber offers theories of effective leadership in general
and of democratic leadership in particular to show how Mississippis challenges could be addressed with the guidance of common

The book draws on insights from classical and contemporary
philosophical outlooks on leadership, which highlight four key
social virtues: wisdom, courage, moderation, and justice. Within
this framework, the author approaches Mississippis problems of
poverty and educational frustration in a novel way that is applicable in and beyond the rural South. Weber brings to bear each of
the virtues of democratic leadership on particular problems, with
some overarching lessons and values to advance. The authors editorial essays are included in the appendix as examples of engaging
in public inquiry for the sake of democratic leadership.
Eric Thomas Weber, Oxford, Mississippi, is associate professor

of public policy leadership at the University of Mississippi and

the recipient of the Mississippi Humanities Councils 2015 Public
Scholar Award. He serves as executive director of the Society of Philosophers in America and is the author of three books, including
Democracy and Leadership: On Pragmatism and Virtue.

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Edited by Teena F. Horn, Alan Huffman,

and John Griffin Jones
Foreword by Claiborne Barksdale
Lines Were Drawn looks at a group of
Mississippi teenagers whose entire high
school experience, beginning in 1969,
was under federal court-ordered racial
integration. Through oral histories and
other research, this group memoir considers how the students, despite their
markedly different backgrounds, shared
a common experience that greatly
influences their present interactions and
views of the worldsometimes in surprising ways. The book is also an exploration of memory and the ways in which
Oral histories
the same event can be remembered in
gathered by three
very different ways by the participants.
graduates of a major The editors (proud members of
high school in Jackson Murrah High Schools Class of 1973)
and more than fifty students and teachers address the reality of forced desegregation in the Deep South from a unique perspectivethat of the
faculty and students who experienced it and made it work, however
briefly. The book tries to capture the few years in which enough
people were so willing to do something about racial division that
they sacrificed immediate expectations to give integration a true

This period recognizes a rare moment when the political will
almost caught up with the determination of the federal courts to
finally do something about race. Because of that collision of circumstances, southerners of both races assembled in the public schools
and made integration work by coming together, and this book seeks
to capture those experiences for subsequent generations.
Teena F. Horn, Houston, Mississippi, is a wife, mother, dentist,
small business owner, and farmer in rural Mississippi. Alan Huffman, Bolton, Mississippi, is a freelance journalist and author of
five other nonfiction books including Mississippi in Africa: The
Saga of the Slaves of Prospect Hill Plantation and Their Legacy
in Liberia and Ten Point: Deer Camp in the Mississippi Delta,
both published by University Press of Mississippi. He has appeared
on NPR and numerous other radio shows, The Daily Show with
Jon Stewart, PBS, Fox News, and other national TV shows. John
Griffin Jones, Jackson, Mississippi, is a trial lawyer, author, and
father. He is the interviewer/editor of Mississippi Writers Talking
and Mississippi Writers Talking II, both published by University
Press of Mississippi, and numerous law-related publications.
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Lines of Scrimmage

Black Baseball, Black Business

A Story of Football, Race, and Redemption

Race Enterprise and the Fate of the

Segregated Dollar

Joe Oestreich and Scott Pleasant

As in many small towns in the South,
folks in Conway, South Carolina, fill
the stands on fall Fridays to cheer on
their local high school football squad.
In 1989with returning starter Carlos
Hunt at quarterback and having finished with coming off an 8-4 record
in 1988hopes were high that the
beloved Tigers would win their first
state championship. But during spring
practice, Coach Chuck Jordan (who is
white) benched Hunt (who is black)
The story of a historic in favor of Mickey Wilson, an inexperienced white player. Seeing this
boycott by thirty-one
demotion of the black quarterback as
black players on a
an example of the racism prevalent
in football generally and in Conway
southern high school
specifically, thirty-one of the teams
football team
thirty-seven black playersunder the
guidance of H. H. Singleton, pastor of
Cherry Hill Missionary Baptist Church and president of the local
NAACPboycotted the team in protest.

The season-long strike severed the town along racial lines, as it
became clear that the incident was about much more than football.
It was about the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow
and other points of tension and oppression that many people in
Conwayand the Southhad wrongly assumed were settled.
While the 1989 season is long over, the story reverberates
today. Chuck Jordan is still coaching at Conway High, and hes
still without that state championship. Meanwhile, Mickey Wilson is
now coaching Conways fiercest rival, the Myrtle Beach Seahawks.
In the annual Victory Bell Game between Conway and Myrtle
Beach, the biggest contest of the year for both teams, a veteran
coach and his young protg compete against each otheragainst
the backdrop of a racial conflict that bitterly divided a small southern town.
Joe Oestreich, Conway, South Carolina, teaches creative writing

at Coastal Carolina University. He is the author of Hitless Wonder:

A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll. His work has appeared in
Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Ninth Letter, Creative Nonfiction, and
the Normal School, among others. Scott Pleasant, Conway,
South Carolina, is the writing center coordinator at Coastal Carolina University. His work has appeared in Southern Discourse.

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Roberta J. Newman and Joel Nathan Rosen

With introductory essays by Monte Irvin
and Earl Smith
Roberta J. Newman and Joel Nathan
Rosen have written an authoritative
social history of the Negro Leagues. This
book examines how the relationship
between black baseball and black businesses functioned, particularly in urban
areas with significant African American
populationsChicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, and more. Inextricably bound
together by circumstance, these sports
and business alliances faced destruction
and upheaval.
An extraordinary
Once Jackie Robinson and a select
history of the Negro
handful of black baseballs elite gained
Leagues and the
acceptance in Major League Baseball
economic disruptions and financial stability in the mainstream economy, shock waves traveled
of desegregating a
throughout the black business world.
Though the economic impact on Negro
League baseball is perhaps obvious due
to its demise, the impact on other black-owned businesses and
on segregated neighborhoods is often undervalued if not outright
ignored in current accounts. There have been many books written
on great individual players who played in the Negro Leagues and/
or integrated the Major Leagues. But Newman and Rosen move
beyond hagiography to analyze what happens when a community
has its economic footing undermined while simultaneously being
called upon to celebrate a larger social progress. In this regard,
Black Baseball, Black Business moves beyond the diamond to
explore baseballs desegregation narrative in a critical and wide
ranging fashion.
Roberta J. Newman, Brooklyn, New York, is master professor

in the Department of Liberal Studies at New York University. Her

work has appeared in the journals Cooperstown Symposium:
20092010 and NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture.
Joel Nathan Rosen, Allentown, Pennsylvania, is associate professor of sociology at Moravian College in Bethlehem. He is coeditor
of A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female
Athletes; Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace;
and Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations,
all published by University Press of Mississippi.
SEPTEMBER, 254 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, introductory essays,
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The Amazing Crawfish Boat

Talking New Orleans Music

John Laudun

Crescent City Musicians Talk about Their Lives,

Their Music, and Their City

In any given year, the Louisiana crawfish

harvest tops 50,000 tons. The Amazing
Crawfish Boat chronicles the development of an amphibious boat that
transformed the Louisiana prairies into
a powerhouse of aquaculture alongside
agriculture. In seeking to understand
how such an amazing machine came
into being, John Laudun describes the
ideas and traditions that have long been
a part of the landscape and how they
converged at a particular moment in
time to create a new economic opporThe remarkable
tunity for both the rice farmers who
story of the Cajuns
used them and the fabricators who
and Germans of
made them.
Louisiana who
Louisiana residents of the prairies
and marshes understand the landscape
conquered the rice
on which they live and have, over the
fields and spawned
years, produced an astonishing set of
an aquaculture
artifacts that demonstrate not only
their ability to adapt, but their ability to
innovate. The crawfish boat is a great
example of such creativity produced by individuals deeply embedded in their culture and place. To ascertain their inventiveness,
Laudun examines the larger historical and cultural trends that led
to this creation. He draws from archives, oral histories, and ethnographic accounts. In order to understand the nature of their craft
and their imaginations, Laudun then turns to a closer examination
of the shops and sheds where these boatwrights labor. While the
lives of artists and scientists have been examined for what they tell
us about innovation, in The Amazing Crawfish Boat the author
seeks to address creativity as part of a larger cultural complex of
ideas and behaviors.

The Louisiana prairies are populated not just by Cajuns but
also by Germans. As these groups settled they developed the complex mix of folk cultures that underlies a variety of traditions that
are now seen as native to the area. Only through the diversity of
the community and environment can the reader understand the
importance of creativity in a setting where innovations might not
be expected to flourish.
John Laudun, Lafayette, Louisiana, is associate professor of

English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His work has

appeared in African American Review, Journal of American Folklore, and other scholarly journals, and his expertise has been cited
in the New York Times and many other national outlets.

FEBRUARY, 240 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 35 illustrations (approx.),

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Burt Feintuch
Photographs by Gary Samson
In New Orleans, music screams. It
honks. It blats. It wails. It purrs. It
messes with time. It messes with
pitch. It messes with your feet.
It messes with your head. One
musician leads to another; traditions overlap, intertwine, nourish
each other; and everyone seems
to know everyone else. From traditional jazz through rhythm and
blues and rock n roll to sissy
Interviews with and
bounce, in second-line parades,
beautiful photography of
from the streets to clubs and feseleven great musicians
tivals, the music seems unending.
In Talking New Orleans
and their inspiring city
Music, author Burt Feintuch has
pursued a decades-long fascination with the music of this singular city. Thinking about the devastationnot only material but also culturalcaused by the levees breaking in 2005, he began a series of conversations with master New
Orleans musicians, talking about their lives, the cultural contexts
of their music, their experiences during and after Katrina, and their
city. Photographer Gary Samson joined him, adding a compelling
visual dimension to the book.

Here you will find intimate and revealing interviews with
eleven of the citys most celebrated musicians and culture-bearersSoul Queen Irma Thomas, Walter Wolfman Washington,
Charmaine Neville, John Boutt, Dr. Michael White, Deacon John
Moore, Cajun bandleader Bruce Daigrepont, Zion Harmonizer
Brazella Briscoe, producer Scott Billington, as well as Christie
Jourdain and Janine Waters of the Original Pinettes, New Orleanss
only all-woman brass band. Feintuchs interviews and Samsons
sixty-five color photographs create a powerful portrait of an American place like no other and its worlds of music.
Burt Feintuch, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has written about

roots music, regional cultures, and music revivals in North America

and abroad since the 1970s, along with producing documentary
sound recordings. An academic and a musician, he directs the
Center for the Humanities at the University of New Hampshire.
Gary Samson, Concord, New Hampshire, is an accomplished fine
arts photographer whose work has been exhibited internationally.
He chairs the photography department at the New Hampshire
Institute of Art.
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Getting Off at Elysian Fields

Gone to the Grave

Obituaries from the New Orleans


Burial Customs of the Arkansas

Ozarks, 18501950

John Pope

Abby Burnett

No city in America knows how to mark

death with more funerary panache than
New Orleans. The pageants commemorating departed citizens are often in
themselves works of performance art.
A grand obituary remains key to this
Stygian passage. And no one writes
them like New Orleanian John Pope.
Collected here are not just simple,
mindless recitations of schools and
workplaces, marriages, and mourners
bereft. These pieces in Getting Off at
Elysian Fields are full-blooded life
A masterful writers
stories with accounts of great achievecareer-spanning
ments, dubious dabblings, unavoidselection of the best
able foibles, relationships gone sour,
remembrances from
and happenstances that turn out to be
the Big Easy
To be sure, there are stories about
Carnival monarchs, great philanthropists, and a few politicians. But because New Orleans embraces
eccentric behavior, there are stories of people who colored way
outside the lines. For instance, there was the doctor who used his
plasma to make his flowers grow, and the philanthropist who took
money she had put aside for a fur coat to underwrite the lawsuit
that desegregated Tulane University. A letter carrier everyone loved
turned out to have been a spy during World War II, and a fledgling
lawyer changed his lifelong thoughts about race when he saw blind
people going into a Christmas party through separate doorsone
for white people and another for African Americans. Then there
was the punctilious judge who got down on his hands and knees
to edge his lawnwith scissors.
Because New Orleans funerals are distinctive, the author
includes accounts of four that he covered, complete with soulful
singing and even some dancing. As a popular, local bumper sticker
indisputably declares, New OrleansWe Put the Fun in Funeral.

Before there was a death care industry

where professional funeral directors
offered embalming and other services,
residents of the Arkansas Ozarksand,
for that matter, people throughout the
Southburied their own dead. Every
part of the complicated, labor-intensive process was handled within the
deceaseds community. This process
included preparing the body for burial,
making a wooden coffin, digging the
grave, and overseeing the burial ceremony, as well as observing a wide
A rich survey of folk
variety of customs and superstitions.
practices prior to
These traditions, especially in rural
mortuaries and the
communities, remained the norm up
funeral industry
through the end of World War II, after
which a variety of factors, primarily the
loss of manpower and the rise of the
funeral industry, brought about the end of most customs.

Gone to the Grave, a meticulous autopsy of this now-vanished
way of life and death, documents mourning and practical rituals
through interviews, diaries and reminiscences, obituaries, and a
wide variety of other sources. Abby Burnett covers attempts to stave
off death; passings that, for various reasons, could not be mourned
according to tradition; factors contributing to high maternal and
infant mortality; and the ways in which loss was expressed through
obituaries and epitaphs. A concluding chapter examines early
undertaking practices and the many angles funeral industry professionals worked to convince the public of the need for their services.

John Pope, New Orleans, Louisiana, has written obituaries

throughout his forty-four-year career in journalism and was a member of the New Orleans Times-Picayune team that won two Pulitzer
Prizes, a National Headliner Award, and a George Polk Award for
coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

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Abby Burnett, Kingston, Arkansas, is a freelance newspaper

reporter. She is the author of When the Presbyterians Came to
Kingston: Kingston Community Church 19171951.
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French Quarter


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An Architectural Guide to
New Orleans's Vieux Carr
Malcolm Heard
In New Orleans the French Quarter packs itself into a little grid of
a colonial town behind the levee
of the Mississippi River. Established in 1718, the town received
its gridded plan from a French
military engineer in 1721. Most of
the buildings standing today date
from the nineteenth century, with
eighteenth- and twentieth-century structures interspersed.
A handbook for discovering This detailed architectural
handbook describes how to read
the architectural gems in
French Quarter architecture by
the Vieux Carr of New
determining a structures type,
its component parts, and its style.
The basic types are termed the
French Colonial house, the Spanish Colonial house, the cottage, the town house, and the shotgun
house. The basic component parts are doors, windows, shutters,
balconies, and courtyards. The styles are based upon decorative motifs common to distinctive historical periods (Federal, Greek Revival,
Gothic, Italianate, etc.). Each reveals that the colonists native architectural traditions were transformed into a set of structures adapted
to the moist heat of semitropical Louisiana. With images of buildings,
plans, and sections from the French Quarters remarkable inventory,
this guide illustrates how a succession of styles from the eighteenth
to the twentieth century has been draped over a range of building
types. Thoroughly indexed and cross-referenced, it will provide with
equal satisfaction a start-to-finish read, a search for specific information, or a concentrated browse.

Illustrated with some two hundred photographs and fifty line
drawings, this handy manual has long been essential for architects,
historic preservationists, and general readers interested in the
buildings of one of Americas richest historic districts.
Malcolm Heard was an architect and a teacher in the School of
Architecture, Tulane University.
OCTOBER, 244 pages (approx.), 9 x 10 inches, 200 b&w photographs,
50 line drawings
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The Gorilla Man and

the Empress of Steak

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A New Orleans Family Memoir

Randy Fertel
The Gorilla Man and the Empress of
Steak is the story of two larger-thanlife characters and the son whom their
lives helped to shape. Ruth Fertel was
a petite, smart, tough-as-nails blonde
with a weakness for rogues, who
founded the Ruths Chris Steak House
empire almost by accident. Rodney
Fertel was a gold-plated, one-of-a-kind
personality, a railbird-heir to wealth
from a pawnshop of dubious repute
just around the corner from where
The Big Easy family
the teenage Louis Armstrong and his
trumpet were discovered. When Fertel
saga of an eccentric
father, a workaholic ran for mayor of New Orleans on a
single campaign promisebuying a
mother, and the birth
pair of gorillas for the zoohe garnered
of the Ruths Chris
a paltry 308 votes. Then he purchased
Steak House empire
the gorillas anyway!
These colorful figures yoked together two worlds not often connectedlazy rice farms in the bayous
and swinging urban streets where ethnicities jazzily collided. A trip
downriver to the hamlet of Happy Jack focuses on its French-Alsatian roots, bountiful tables, and self-reliant lifestyle that inspired a
restaurant legend. The story also offers a close-up of life in the Old
Jewish Quarter on Rampart Streetand how it intersected with the
denizens of Back a Town, just a few blocks away, who brought jazz
from New Orleans to the world.

The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak is a New Orleans
story, featuring the distinctive characters, color, food, and history
of that citybefore Hurricane Katrina and after. But it also is the
universal story of family and the full magnitude of outsize follies
leavened with equal measures of humor, rage, and rue.
Randy Fertel, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Armenia, New York, is
a writer and president of both the Fertel Foundation and the Ruth
U. Fertel Foundation. He has taught English at Harvard, Tulane,
LeMoyne College, the University of New Orleans, and the New
School for Social Research. He is the author of A Taste for Chaos:
The Art of Literary Improvisation.
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Oil and Water


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Media Lessons from Hurricane

Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
Andrea Miller, Shearon Roberts,
and Victoria LaPoe

Along the Gulf Coast, history is often

referenced as pre-Katrina or post-Katrina. However, the natural disaster
that appalled the world in 2005 has
been joined by another catastrophe,
this one man-madethe greatest environmental and maritime accident of all
time, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
In less than five years, the Gulf Coast
has experienced two colossal disasters,
very different, yet very similar. And
these two equally complex crises have
resulted in a steep learning curve for
How the media
all, but especially the journalists covering these enduring stories.
handled coverage
In Oil and Water, the authors show
and shaped underhow Katrina journalists have reluctantly
standing of two
had to transform into oil spill journalmassive and ongoing ists. The authors look at this process
from the viewpoints not only of the
journalists, but also of the public and
of the scientific community. This book
assesses the quality of journalism and the effects that quality may
have on the public. The authors argue that regardless of the type
of journalism involved or the immensity of the events covered, successful reportage still depends on the fundamentals of journalism
and the importance of following these tenets consistently in a crisis
atmosphere, especially when confronted with enduring crises that
are just years apart.
Andrea Miller, Geismar, Louisiana, is associate dean for under-

graduate studies and administration at the Manship School of Mass

Communication at Louisiana State University. Shearon Roberts,
New Orleans, Louisiana, is a native of Trinidad and a Latin American studies instructor and doctoral candidate at Tulane University.
She contributed to Covering Disaster: Lessons from Coverage of
Katrina and Rita. Victoria LaPoe, Bowling Green, Kentucky, is
an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University. She is the
author of American-Indian Media: The Past, the Present, and the
Promise of Digital.
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Southern Ladies
and Suffragists

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Julia Ward Howe and Womens Rights

at the 1884 New Orleans Worlds Fair
Miki Pfeffer
Women from all over the country
came to New Orleans in 1884 for the
Womans Department of the Cotton
Centennial Exposition, that portion
of the Worlds Fair exhibition devoted
to the celebration of womens affairs
and industry. Their conversations and
interactions played out as a drama of
personalities and sectionalism at a transitional moment in the history of the
nation. These women planted seeds at
the Exposition that would have otherwise taken decades to drift southward.
A close look at the
This book chronicles the successes
issues of gender and
and setbacks of a lively cast of postpower at the 1884
bellum women in the first Womans
at a worlds fair in the
Worlds Fair in New
From a wide range of
primary documents, Miki Pfeffer
re-creates the sounds and sights of
1884 New Orleans after Civil War and Reconstruction. She focuses
on how difficult unity was to achieve, even when diverse women
professed a common goal. Such celebrities as Julia Ward Howe and
Susan B. Anthony brought national debates on womens issues to
the South for the first time, and journalists and ordinary women
reacted. At the Worlds Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, the Womans Department became a petri dish where cultures
clashed but where women from across the country exchanged
views on propriety, jobs, education, and suffrage. Pfeffer memorializes womens exhibits of handwork, literary and scientific
endeavors, inventions, and professions, but she proposes that the
real impact of the six-month long event was a shift in womens
self-conceptions of their public and political lives. For those New
Orleans ladies who were ready to seize the opportunity of this
uncommon forum, the Womans Department offered a future that
they had barely imagined.
Miki Pfeffer, Thibodaux, Louisiana, is an independent researcher

and native New Orleanian whose work has appeared in the Encyclopedia of Worlds Fairs and Expositions and in journals such as
the Louisiana Historical Journal and La Creole.

OCTOBER, 280 pages, 6 x 9 inches, 40 b&w illustrations, bibliography,

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The Story of
French New Orleans

Fear and What Follows

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History of a Creole City

The Violent Education of a Christian

Racist, a Memoir

Dianne Guenin-Lelle

Tim Parrish

What is it about the city of New Orleans

History, location, and culture, continue
to link it to France while distancing it
culturally and symbolically from the
United States. This book explores the
traces of French language, history,
and artistic expression that have been
present there over the last three hundred years. This volume focuses on the
French, Spanish, and American colonial
periods to understand the imprint that
French socio-cultural dynamic left on
the Crescent City.
Why New Orleans is
The migration of Acadians to New
considered Americas Orleans at the time the city became a
distinctly French city
Spanish dominion and the arrival of
Haitian refugees when the city became
an American territory oddly reinforced
its Francophone identity. However, in the process of establishing
itself as an urban space in the antebellum south, the culture of New
Orleans became a liability for New Orleans elite after the Louisiana
New Orleans and the Caribbean share numerous historical,
cultural, and linguistic connections. The book analyzes these connections and the shared process of creolization occurring in New
Orleans and throughout the Caribbean Basin. It suggests French
New Orleans might be understood as a trope for unscripted original Creole social and cultural elements. Since being Creole came
to connote African descent, the study suggests that an association
with France in the minds of whites allowed for a less racially-bound
and contested social order within the United States.

Fear and What Follows is a riveting,

unflinching account of the authors
spiral into racist violence during the
latter years of desegregation in 1960s
and 1970s Baton Rouge. About the
memoir, author and editor Michael
Griffith writes, This might be a controversial book, in the best waycontroversial because it speaks to real and
intractable problems and speaks to
them with rare bluntness.
The narrative of Parrishs descent
into fear and irrational behavior begins
The story of a
with bigotry and apocalyptic thinking
in his Southern Baptist church. Living
a life upon this volatile foundation of
Southern Baptist
prejudice and apprehension, Parrish
upbringing that
feels destabilized by his brother going to
transformed into a
Vietnam, his own puberty and restlessnightmare of bigotry
ness, serious family illness, and economic uncertainty. Then a near-fatal street
and bullying in
fight and subsequent stalking by an
Baton Rouge,
older sociopath fracture what security is
left, leaving him terrified and seemingly

Parrish comes to believe that he can only be safe by allying
himself with brute force. This brute influence is a vicious, charismatic racist. Under this bigots terrible sway, Parrish turns to
violence in the street and at school. He is even conflicted about
whether he will help commit murder in order to avenge a friend.
At seventeen he must reckon with all of this as his parents and
neighbors grow increasingly afraid that they are losing their
neighborhood to African Americans. Fear and What Follows is
an unparalleled story of the complex roots of southern, urban,
working-class racism and white flight, as well as a story of family,
love, and the possibility of redemption.

Dianne Guenin-Lelle, Albion, Michigan, received her PhD in

French literature from Louisiana State University and is a professor of French at Albion College. She is the coauthor, with Ronney Mourad, of Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon and Jeanne
Guyon: Selected Writings. Her work has appeared in such journals
as Louisiana History and the French Review.

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Tim Parrish, Hamden, Connecticut, is a professor of English in

the MFA Program at Southern Connecticut State University. He is

the author of Red Stick Men: Stories (University Press of Mississippi) and the novel The Jumper. His work has also been published
in over thirty literary reviews.

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Conversations with
Barry Hannah

Conversations with
James Salter

Edited by James G. Thomas, Jr.

Edited by Jennifer Levasseur and Kevin Rabalais

Between 1972 and 2001, Barry Hannah

(19422010) published eight novels
and four collections of short stories. A
master of short fiction, Hannah is considered by many to be one of the most
important writers of modern American
literature. His writing is often praised
more for its unflinching use of language,
rich metaphors, and tragically damaged
characters than for plot. I am doomed
to be a more lengthy fragmentist, he
once claimed. In my thoughts, I dont
ever come on to plot in a straightforI have no interest
ward way.
Conversations with Barry Hannah
in literary games or
collects interviews published between
metafictionany of
1980 and 2010. Within them Hannah
that conscious messengages interviewers in discussions on
ing around with form. war and violence, masculinity, religious
I love the easy voice,
faith, abandoned and unfinished writing projects, the modern South and his
the clash through
time spent away from it, the Souths
what the mind gives
obsession with defeat, the value of
teaching writing, and post-Faulknerian
literature. Despite his rejection of the
label southern writer, Hannahs work has often been compared to
that of fellow Mississippian William Faulkner, particularly for each
authors use of dark humor and the Southern Gothic tradition in
their work. Notwithstanding these comparisons, Hannahs voice is
distinctly and undeniably his own, a linguistic tour de force.

James Salter (born James Horowitz in

1925) has been known throughout his
career as a writers writer, acclaimed
by such literary greats as Susan Sontag,
Richard Ford, John Banville, and Peter
Matthiessen for his lyrical prose, his
insightful and daring explorations of
sex, and his examinations of the inner
lives of women and men.
Conversations with James Salter
collects interviews published from 1972
to 2014 with the award-winning author
of The Hunters, A Sport and a Pastime,
There came a time
Light Years, and All That Is. Gathered
when I felt I was not
here are his earliest interviews followgoing to be satisfied
ing acclaimed but moderately selling
with life unless I could novels, conversations covering his work
as a screenwriter and award-winning
write. So I did what
director, and interviews charting his
was essential for me,
explosive popularity after publishing
or else perhaps the
All That Is, his first novel after a gap of
most important part
thirty-four years. These conversations
chart Salters progression as a writer,
of me would have
his love affair with France, his military
past as a fighter pilot, and his lyrical
explorations of gender relations.
The collection contains interviews
from Sweden, Chile, France, and Argentina appearing for the first
time in English. Included as well are published conversations
from the United States, Canada, and Australia, some of which are
significantly extended versions, giving this collection an international scope of Salters wide-ranging career and his place in world

James G. Thomas, Jr., Oxford, Mississippi, is associate director

for publications at the University of Mississippis Center for the

Study of Southern Culture. He is an editor of the twenty-fourvolume New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture and the Faulkner
and Yoknapatawpha Series, and his work has appeared in Ethnic
Heritage in Mississippi: The Twentieth Century, Southern Cultures, Southern Quarterly, Delta Magazine, and Living Blues.

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Jennifer Levasseur and Kevin Rabalais, Louisiana natives now

living in Australia, coedited Novel Voices. Their work has appeared
in Tin House, Glimmer Train Stories, Kenyon Review, and Brick.
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Pioneering Cartoonists
of Color

Michael Allred

Tim Jackson

Edited by Christopher Irving

Syndicated cartoonist and illustrator

Tim Jackson offers an unprecedented
look at the rich yet largely untold story
of African American cartoon artists. This
book provides a historical record of
the men and women who created seventy-plus comic strips, many editorial
cartoons, and illustrations for articles.
The volume covers the mid-1880s, the
early years of the self-proclaimed black
press, to 1968, when African American
cartoon artists were accepted in the
so-called mainstream.
The marvelous
recovery of neglected When the cartoon world was preparing to celebrate the one hundredth
black artists and their anniversary of the American comic strip,
awesome body of
Jackson anticipated that books and articles published upon the anniversary
comics creativity
would either exclude African American
artists or feature only the three whose
work appeared in mainstream newspapers after Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr.s assassination in 1968. Jackson was determined to make it
impossible for critics and scholars to plead an ignorance of black
cartoonists or to claim that there is no information on them. He
began in 1997 cataloging biographies of African American cartoonists, illustrators, and graphic designers, and showing samples of
their work. His research involved searching historic newspapers
and magazines as well as books and Whos Who directories.
This project strives not only to record the contributions of
African American artists, but also to place them in full historical
context. Revealed chronologically, these cartoons offer an invaluable perspective on American history of the black community
during pivotal moments, including the Great Migration, race riots,
the Great Depression, and both World Wars. Many of the greatest
creators have already died, so Jackson recognizes the stakes in
remembering them before this hidden yet vivid history is irretrievably lost.

Michael Allred stands out for his

blend of spiritual and philosophical
approaches with an art style reminiscent of 1960s era superhero comics,
which creates a mixture of both postmodernism and nostalgia. His childhood came during an era where pop art
and camp embraced elements of kitsch
and pastiche and introduced them into
the lexicon of popular culture. Allreds
use of both in his work as a cartoonist
on his signature comic book Madman
To me, art is the most in the early 1990s offset the veiled autobiography of his own spiritual journey
important thing in
through Mormonism and struggles
human existence.
with existentialism.
Every time you can
Thematically, Allreds work deals
heavily with the afterlife as his crelook at something a
human being created, ations struggle with the grander questionswhether his modern Frankenit means something
stein hero Madman, cosmic rock n
and echoes out.
roller Red Rocket 7, the undead heroine of iZombie (cocreated with writer
Chris Roberson), or the cast of superhero team book The Atomics. Allred also enjoys a position in the
creator-driven generation that informs the current batch of independent cartoonists and has experienced his own brush with a
major Hollywood studios aborted film adaptation of Madman.
Allreds other brushes with Hollywood include an independent
adaptation of his comic book The G-Men from Hell, an appearance
as himself in Kevin Smiths romantic comedy Chasing Amy (where
he provided illustrations for a fictitious comic book), the television
adaptation of iZombie, and an ongoing relationship with director
Robert Rodriguez on a future Madman film.

Michael Allred: Conversations features several interviews
with the cartoonist from the early days of Madmans success
through to his current mainstream work for Marvel Comics. To
read them is to not only witness the ever-changing state of the
comic book industry, but also to document Allreds growth as a
creative genius.

Tim Jackson, Chicago, Illinois, is a nationally syndicated cartoonist and illustrator born in Dayton, Ohio. He earned a BFA from the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has illustrated editorial
cartoons for the Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, and Cincinnati Herald, among others.
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Christopher Irving, Richmond, Virginia, is a comic book and pop-

ular culture historian. His most recent work includes Leaping Tall
Buildings: The Origins of American Comics (with photographer
Seth Kushner), the Graphic NYC web project (www.nycgraphic
novelists.com), and the upcoming French edition book Comics

SEPTEMBER, 192 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 10 b&w illustrations,

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Death, Disability,
and the Superhero

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The Silver Age and Beyond

Jos Alaniz
The Thing. Daredevil. Captain Marvel.
The Human Fly. Drawing on DC and
Marvel comics from the 1950s to the
1990s and marshaling insights from
three burgeoning fields of inquiry in
the humanitiesdisability studies,
death and dying studies, and comics
studiesJos Alaniz seeks to redefine
the contemporary understanding of
the superhero. Beginning in the Silver
Age, the genre increasingly challenged
and complicated its hypermasculine,
quasi-eugenicist biases through such
The first full-length
disabled figures as Ben Grimm/The
examination of the
Thing, Matt Murdock/Daredevil, and
evolving superhero
the Doom Patrol.
through the lens of
Alaniz traces how the superhero
became increasingly vulnerable, ill, and
disability studies
mortal in this era. He then proceeds
to a reinterpretation of characters and
seriessome familiar (Superman), some obscure (She-Thing).
These genre changes reflected a wider awareness of related body
issues in the postwar United States as represented by hospice, death
with dignity, and disability rights movements. The persistent highlighting of the bodys imperfection comes to forge a predominant
aspect of the superheroic self. Such moves, originally part of the
Silver Age strategy to stimulate sympathy, enhance psychological
depth, and raise the dramatic stakes, developed further in such later
series as The Human Fly, Strikeforce: Morituri, and the landmark
graphic novel The Death of Captain Marvel, all examined in this
volume. Death and disability, presumed routinely absent or denied
in the superhero genre, emerge to form a core theme and defining
function of the Silver Age and beyond.

Autobiographical Comics
Elisabeth El Refaie

Comics and Narration

Thierry Groensteen
Translated by Ann Miller

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Chester Brown

Drawing from Life


Memory and Subjectivity

Edited by Dominick Grace

and Eric Hoffman

in Comic Art

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Comics and Language

Japanese Animation

Reimagining Critical Discourse

East Asian Perspectives

on the Form

Edited by Masao Yokota and

Tze-yue G. Hu

Life Writing in Pictures

Edited by Jane Tolmie

Jos Alaniz, Seattle, Washington, is associate professor in the

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington
Seattle. He is the author of Komiks: Comic Art in Russia (published
by University Press of Mississippi).

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Hannah Miodrag
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Woody Allen

Harmony Korine

Interviews, Revised and Updated


Edited by Robert E. Kapsis

Edited by Eric Kohn

This revised and updated edition

gathers interviews and profiles covering the entire forty-five year span of
Woody Allens career as a filmmaker,
including detailed discussions of his
most popular as well as his most critically acclaimed works. The present
collection is a complete update of the
volume that first appeared in 2006. In
the years since, Allen has continued
making movies, including Midnight
in Paris and the Oscar-winning Blue
The only value of a
While many interviews from the
film . . . is the diveroriginal edition have been retained in
sion of doing it. . . .
the present volume, ten new entries
Im so involved figurextend the coverage of Allens directoing out the second act, rial career through 2015. In addition,
there are two new, in-depth interviews
I dont have to think
from the period covered in the first ediabout lifes terrible
tion. Most of the interviews included
in the original volume first appeared
in such widely known publications
and venues as the New York Times, the
Washington Post, Time Magazine the New Yorker, Rolling Stone,
and Playboy. A number of smaller and lesser-known venues are
also represented, especially in the new volume. Several interviews
from non-American sources add an international perspective on
Allens work.

Materials for the new volume include pieces focusing primarily on Allens films as well as broader profiles and interviews that
also concentrate on his literary talent. Perhaps Stephen Mamber
best describes Allens distinctiveness, especially early in his career:
Woody Allen is not the best new American comedy director or the
best comedy writer or the best comedy actor, hes simply the finest
combination of all three.

Harmony Korine: Interviews tracks

filmmaker Korines stunning rise, fall,
and rise again through his own evolving voice. Bringing together interviews
collected from over two decades, this
unique chronicle includes rare interviews unavailable in print for years
and an extensive, new conversation
recorded at the filmmakers home in
After more than twenty years, Harmony Korine (b. 1973) remains one of
the most prominent and yet subversive
The fact that these
filmmakers in America. Ever since his
films exist is a victory. entry into the independent film scene
The victory is in the
as the irrepressible prodigy who wrote
the screenplay for Larry Clarks Kids in
1992, Korine has retained his stature as
the ultimate cinematic provocateur. He
both intelligently observes modern social milieus and simultaneously thumbs his nose at them. Now approaching middle age, and
more influential than ever, Korine remains intentionally sensationalistic and ceaselessly creative.

He parlayed the success of Kids into directing the dreamy portrait of neglect, Gummo, two years later. With his audacious 1999
digital video drama Julien Donkey-Boy, Korine continued to demonstrate a penchant for fusing experimental, subversive interests with
lyrical narrative techniques. Surviving an early career burnout, he
resurfaced with a trifecta of insightful works that built on his earlier
aesthetic leanings: a surprisingly delicate rumination on identity
(Mister Lonely), a gritty quasi-diary film (Trash Humpers,) and a
blistering portrait of American hedonism (Spring Breakers), which
yielded significant commercial success. Throughout his career he
has also continued as a mixed-media artist whose fields included
music videos, paintings, photography, publishing, songwriting, and
performance art.

Robert E. Kapsis, Great Neck, New York, is professor of sociology

and film studies at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the
City University of New York. He is author of Hitchcock: The Making
of a Reputation and editor of several volumes in the Conversations
with Filmmakers Series. Currently, Kapsis is collaborating with the
Museum of the Moving Image and the Academy of Motion Pictures
Arts and Sciences in developing a major career retrospective on
Steve Martin.

Eric Kohn, Brooklyn, New York, is the chief film critic and a senior
editor for Indiewire as well as the manager of the Criticwire Network. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Cineaste,
Filmmaker, and other publications. He is a member of the New
York Film Critics Circle.

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Kathryn Bigelow


New in

Krzysztof Kielowski

Edited by Peter Keough

Edited by Renata Bernard and Steven Woodward

With her gripping film The Hurt Locker,

Kathryn Bigelow (b. 1951) made history
in 2010 by becoming the first woman
to win an Oscar for Best Director. Since
then she has also filmed history with her
latest movie, Zero Dark Thirty, which
is about the mission to kill Osama Bin
She is one of Hollywoods brightest stars, but her roots go back four
decades to the very non-Hollywood,
avant-garde art world of New York
Thrill-seeking adren- City in the 1970s. Her first feature The
Loveless reflected those academic orialine addicts have
gins, but such films subsequent as the
always fascinated me. vampire-Western Near Dark, the female
The idea seems to be
vigilante movie Blue Steel, and the surfer-crime thriller Point Break demonthat its not until you
risk your humanness strated her determination to apply her
aesthetic sensibilities to popular, genre
that you feel most
The first volume of Bigelows interviews ever published, Peter Keoughs
collection covers her early success with
Near Dark; the frustrations and disappointments she endured with
films such as Strange Days and K-19: The Widowmaker; and her
triumph with The Hurt Locker. In conversations ranging from the
casual to the analytical, Bigelow explains how her evolving ambitions
and aesthetics sprang from her earliest aspirations to be a painter
and conceptual artist in New York in the 1970s and then expanded
to embrace Hollywood filmmaking when she was exposed to such
renowned directors as John Ford, Howard Hawks, Don Siegel, Sam
Peckinpah, and George Roy Hill.

Krzysztof Kielowskis untimely death

came at the height of his career, after
his Three Colors trilogy of films garnered international acclaim (and an
Oscar nomination), and he had been
proclaimed Europes most important
filmmaker by many critics. Born in
1941, he was only fifty-four years old
when he died.
Kielowski himself tried to tell the
story of his life and career in the 1993
book Kielowski on Kielowski. This collection, by contrast, reveals the shifting
I have never comvoice of a filmmaker who was initially
promised in what I
optimistic about his social and cultural
have done with what I role, then felt himself buffeted by the
think, what surrounds turbulent politics and events of the Peoples Republic of Poland. As described in
me. Thats why my
films cannot be taken the chronology in this book, he found
himself subject to the economic censorout of the archives.
ship of post-Communist filmmaking.
How Kielowski responded at each
moment of his life, what he tried to
achieve with each of his films, is finely detailed in thirty-five selections. These pieces bring together his thesis from the famous d
film school, a manifesto written just before the dark days of martial
law in Poland, diary entries from the first time he was working outside Poland, and numerous rare interviews from Polish-, French-,
and English-language sources.

Peter Keough was film editor at the Boston Phoenix from 1989

to 2013. He is the editor of Flesh and Blood: The National Society

of Film Critics on Sex, Violence, and Censorship and has published
in the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, Sight & Sound, and
the Boston Globe.

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Renata Bernard, Sydney, Australia, is the coeditor of Diasporas

of Australian Cinema and has published in Kinokultura and

Senses of Cinema. Steven Woodward, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
is professor at Bishops University in Quebec, where he teaches
courses on film, media, and popular culture. He is the editor of
After Kielowski: The Legacy of Krzysztof Kielowski.

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Country Boys and

Redneck Women

The Yorb God of Drumming

New Essays in Gender and Country Music

Edited by Amanda Villepastour

Edited by Diane Pecknold and

Kristine M. McCusker
Contributions by Georgia Christgau, Alexander
S. Dent, Leigh H. Edwards, Caroline Gnagy,
Kate Heidemann, Nadine Hubbs, Jocelyn Neal,
se Ottosson, Travis Stimeling, Matthew D.
Sutton, and Chris Wilson

Country music boasts a long tradition

of rich, contradictory gender dynamics,
creating a world where Kitty Wells could
play the demure housewife and the
honky-tonk angel simultaneously, Dolly
Parton could move from traditionalist
girl singer to outspoken trans rights
advocate, and current radio playlists
Essays that overcan alternate between the reckless
throw stereotypes
masculinity of bro-country and the
and demonstrate the
adolescent girlishness of Taylor Swift.
genres power and
In this follow-up volume to A
Boy Named Sue, some of the leading
authors in the field of country music
studies reexamine the place of gender
in country music, considering the ways country artists and listeners have negotiated gender and sexuality through their music and
how gender has shaped the way that music is made and heard. In
addition to shedding new light on such legends as Wells, Parton,
Loretta Lynn, and Charley Pride, it traces more recent shifts in
gender politics through the performances of such contemporary
luminaries as Swift, Gretchen Wilson, and Blake Shelton. The book
also explores the intersections of gender, race, class, and nationality in a host of less expected contexts, including the prisons of
WWII-era Texas, where the members of the Goree All-Girl String
Band became the unlikeliest of radio stars; the studios and offices
of Plantation Records, where Jeannie C. Riley and Linda Martell
challenged the social hierarchies of a changing South in the 1960s;
and the burgeoning cities of present-day Brazil, where college
country has become one way of negotiating masculinity in an age
of economic and social instability.
Diane Pecknold, Louisville, Kentucky, is an associate professor of
womens and gender studies at the University of Louisville. Kristine M. McCusker, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is a professor of
history at Middle Tennessee State University. Together they edited
A Boy Named Sue: Gender and Country Music (University Press of

Transatlantic Perspectives on the Wood That Talks

Contributions by Aknsol A. Akwowo,

K. Noel Amherd, John Amira, Kawolyin
yngbkn, Kevin M. Delgado, David
Font-Navarrete, Katherine J. Hagedorn,
Debra L. Klein, Fernando Leobons, Michael D.
Marcuzzi, John ynsol Abdn gnlye,
J. D. Y. Peel, Alberto Quintero, and Kenneth

As one of the salient forces in the ritual

life of those who worship the pre-Christian and Muslim deities called orishas,
the Yorb god of drumming, known
as yn in Africa and A in Cuba, is
From scholars and
variously described as the orisha of
practitioners, a coldrumming, the spirit of the wood, or
the more obscure Yorb praise name
laborative collection
about the power of the Asr Igi (Wood That Talks). With the
growing global importance of orisha
orisha of drumming
religion and music, the consequence of
this deitys power for devotees continually reveals itself in new constellations of
meaning as a sacred drum of Nigeria and Cuba finds new diasporas.

Despite the growing volume of literature about the orishas,
surprisingly little has been published about the ubiquitous Yorb
music spirit. Yet wherever one hears drumming for the orishas,
yn or A is nearby. This groundbreaking collection addresses
the gap in the research with contributions from a cross-section
of prestigious musicians, scholars, and priests from Nigeria, the
Americas, and Europe who have dedicated themselves to studying
Yorb sacred drums and the god sealed within. As well as offering
multidisciplinary scholarly insights from transatlantic researchers,
the volume includes compelling first-hand accounts from drummer-priests who were themselves history-makers in Nigerian and
Cuban diasporas in the United States, Venezuela, and Brazil. This
collaboration between diverse scholars and practitioners constitutes an innovative approach, where differing registers of knowledge converge to portray the many faces and voices of a single god.

Amanda Villepastour, Cardiff, United Kingdom, is a lecturer in

the School of Music at Cardiff University. Her first monograph is
titledAncient Text Messages of the Yorb Bt Drum: Cracking
the Code.
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9 figures, 4 tables, introduction, glossary, index
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The Music of
Multicultural America

Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and

Songs from the 1930s

Performance, Identity, and Community

in the United States

Harry Bolick and Stephen T. Austin

Edited by Kip Lornell and Anne K. Rasmussen

Contributions by Susan M. Asai, Gage
Averill, Theo Cateforis, Gabriel Desrosiers,
Mark F. DeWitt, James S. Griffith, Elena
Humpherys, James P. Leary, Sarah Morelli,
Ron Pen, Brenda M. Romero, Henry Sapoznik,
Christopher A. Scales, Daniel Sheehy, and
Ann Morrison Spinney

The Music of Multicultural America

explores the intersection of performance, identity, and community in a
wide range of musical expressions. Fifteen essays explore traditions that range
from the Klezmer revival in New York, to
The classic text on
Arab music in Detroit, to West Indian
American musical
steelbands in Brooklyn, to Kathak music
expression, updated
and dance in California, to Irish music
with four new chapters in Boston, to powwows in the midwestern plains, to Hispanic and native
musics of the Southwest borderlands.
Many chapters demonstrate the processes involved in supporting, promoting, and reviving community
music. Others highlight the ways in which such American institutions
as city festivals or state and national folklife agencies come into play.

Thirteen themes and processes outlined in the introduction
unify the collections fifteen case studies and suggest organizing
frameworks for student projects. Due to the diversity of music
profiled in the bookMexican mariachi, African American gospel,
Asian West Coast jazz, womens punk, French-American Cajun,
and Anglo-American sacred harpand to the methodology of
fieldwork, ethnography, and academic activism described by the
authors, the book is perfect for courses in ethnomusicology, world
music, anthropology, folklore, and American studies.
Kip Lornell, Silver Springs, Maryland, teaches at George Washing-

ton University, and among his fourteen books are Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the
United States; The Beat! Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C.; and
Shreveport Sounds in Black and White. Anne K. Rasmussen,
Williamsburg, Virginia, is professor of music and ethnomusicology
and the Bickers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the College
of William and Mary. She is author of Women, the Recited Quran
and Islamic Music in Indonesia and coauthor of Divine Inspirations: Music and Islam in Indonesia.
JANUARY, 464 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 42 b&w illustrations
(approx.), index
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While in the Mississippi State Archives

tracking down Abbot Ferriss beautiful
photographic portraits of musicians
from 1939, author Harry Bolick discovered, to his amazement, a treasure
trove of earlier fiddle tunes in manuscript form. Since then he has worked
to understand how this collection
came to exist and be set aside. With
Stephen T. Austin, Bolick has transcribed the subsequent 1939 audio
recordings. Mississippi Fiddle Tunes
A rediscovered treasury and Songs from the 1930s presents
of old-time fiddle music the history of the collecting work,
with over three hundred of the tunes
with over 300 musical
and songs and a beautiful selection of
period photographs.
In the summer of 1936, over one
hundred fiddle tunes, many of them
unique, along with thousands of songs, were collected and notated
throughout a large part of Mississippi. Roughly 130 novice field
workers captured beautiful tunes and tantalizing fragments. As
a body of work, it is an unparalleled and fascinating snapshot of
vernacular music as heard in Mississippi in the early part of the
recorded era. However, this music was unpublished and forgotten.
In 1939, building on the contacts made three years earlier,
Herbert Halpert led one of the last and best executed of the WPA
folklore projects which recorded audio performances in Mississippi. Some, but not all, of those distinctive fiddle tune recordings
have been published. Additionally through cassette tape copies
passed hand to hand, some of these distinctive tunes have regained
currency and popularity among contemporary fiddlers. In Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s, this great music is at
last widely available.
Harry Bolick, Hopewell Junction, New York, has been learning,

playing, recording, and teaching fiddle tunes from his home state
of Mississippi for the last thirty years. Stephen T. Austin, Cape
Elizabeth, Maine, is a fiddler and traditional music performer who
grew up in the Chicago area.
DECEMBER, 400 pages (approx.), 8 x 11 inches, 333 annotated
tunes, 37 b&w illustrations, 2 maps, 32 musical examples, introduction,
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Mississippians in
the Great War

The Geology of Mississippi

Selected Letters
Compiled and edited by Anne L. Webster
Even Mississippi textbooks rarely
mention the part Mississippi men and
women played in World War I. Mississippians in the Great War presents in
their own words the story of Mississippians and their roles. This body of
work divides into five sections, each
associated with crucial dates of American action. Comments relating to various military actions are interspersed
throughout to give the reader a context
of the wide variety of experiences.
Additionally, where possible, Anne L.
A fascinating
Webster provides information on the
collection of
soldier or sailor to show what became
correspondence from of him after his service.
Webster examined newspapers from
soldiers, nurses, and
relief workers during all corners of the state for letters
home, most appearing in newspapers
World War I
from Natchez, Greenville, and Pontotoc.
The authors of the letters gathered here
are from soldiers, aviators, sailors, and relief workers engaged in the
service of their country. Letter writing skills varied from citizens of
minimal literacy to those who would later become published authors
and journalists.

These letters reflect the experiences of green, young Mississippians as they endured training camp, voyaged across the Atlantic to
France, and participated in horrific battles leaving some scarred for
life. To round out the picture, Webster includes correspondence
from nurses and YMCA workers who describe drills, uniforms,
parades, and celebrations.
Anne L. Webster, Jackson, Mississippi, is retired director of ref-

erence services at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. With Kathleen Hutchison, Webster wrote Tracing Your Mississippi Ancestors (University Press of Mississippi). She has published
two other genealogical works, along with a compilation of sermons
from Jacksons Galloway Methodist Church.

OCTOBER, 256 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 4 b&w illustrations,

introduction, bibliography, index
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David T. Dockery III and David E. Thompson

Foreword by Governor Phil Bryant
The Geology of Mississippi is an encyclopedic work by authors with extensive experience in Mississippis surface
geology mapping program. It brings
together published work, unpublished
work from agency files, and the authors experience, both in personal
field work and in collaboration with
experts from around the word.
With over a thousand images, the
voluminous text relates ways in which
The first comprehensive Mississippis geology has contributed
to the understanding of global events,
treatment of the states such as the extinction of the dinosaurs
fascinating geological
and the first occurrence of tiny primates. Fossil illustrations include Dehistory
vonian trilobites, Mississippian scale
trees, Pennsylvanian brachiopods, Cretaceous dinosaur bones, Paleocene lignite and petrified wood, Eocene seashells and the excavation of fossil whales, Oligocene marine fossils and rare land mammal finds, Miocene plants and animals, Paleozoic marine fossils, and
the bones of giant ice-age mammals. The text is arranged by geologic age.

Economic minerals cited in the book include oil and gas (both
methane and carbon dioxide), lignite, dimension stone, crushed
stone, sand and gravel, various clay deposits, limestone, and potential economic deposits of bauxite, heavy minerals, and iron ore.
Groundwater is Mississippis most valuable natural resource and
supplies over 90 percent of the states public and industrial water
supply and most of the states irrigation supply for agriculture and
catfish ponds. Mississippis surface geology causes the states fertile
and not-so-fertile soil types responsible for foundation and infrastructure substrates that range from stable to failure-prone due to
expansive clays. Finally, The Geology of Mississippi, coupled with
site-specific surface geologic maps, provides information for the
wise use of land and the environmental protection of the states
David T. Dockery III, Clinton, Mississippi, is a registered profes-

sional geologist and the Surface Geology Division Director for the
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. His work has
appeared in Mississippi Geology, Palaios: Nature, Palontologie,
and Compass, among others. David E. Thompson, Jackson,
Mississippi, is a registered professional geologist and supervising geologist in the Surface Geology Division at the Mississippi
Department of Environmental Quality. His work has appeared in
Geological Society of America, Journal of the Mississippi Academy
of Sciences, and Mississippi Geology, among others.
FEBRUARY, 692 pages (approx.), 8 x 11 inches, 1099 b&w/color
illustrations, introduction, foreword, bibliography, index
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Right to Revolt

Joe T. Patterson and the

White Souths Dilemma

The Crusade for Racial Justice in Mississippis

Central Piney Woods

Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

Patricia Michelle Boyett

Robert E. Luckett Jr.

On January 10, 1966, Klansmen murdered civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer
in Forrest County, Mississippi. Despite
the FBIs growing conflict against the
Klan, recent civil rights legislation, and
progressive court rulings, the Imperial
Wizard promised his men: no jury in
Mississippi would convict a white man
for killing a nigger. Yet this murder
inspired change. Since the onset of the
civil rights movement, local authorities
had mitigated federal intervention by
using subtle but insidious methods
A revelation of the
to suppress activism in public arenas.
valorous efforts
They perpetuated a myth of Forrest
wielded to motivate
County as a bastion of moderation in
a state notorious for extremism. To
change in a modsustain that fiction, officials emphaerate part of the
sized that Dahmers killers hailed from
segregated South
neighboring Jones County and pursued
convictions vigorously. Although the
Dahmer case became a watershed in
the long struggle for racial justice, it also obscured Forrest Countys brutal racial history.

Patricia Michelle Boyett debunks the myth of moderation by
exploring the mob lynchings, police brutality, malicious prosecutions, and Klan terrorism that linked Forrest and Jones Counties
since their founding. She traces how racial atrocities during World
War II and the Cold War inspired local blacks to transform their
counties into revolutionary battlefields of the movement. Their
electrifying campaigns captured global attention, forced federal
intervention, produced landmark trials, and chartered a significant
postcivil rights crusade. By examining the interactions of black
and white locals, state and federal actors, and visiting activists from
settlement to contemporary times, Boyett presents a comprehensive portrait of one of the Souths most tortured and transformative

As Mississippis attorney general from

1956 to 1969, Joe T. Patterson led the
legal defense for Jim Crow in the state.
He was inaugurated for his first term
two months before the launch of the
Sovereignty Commissioncharged to
protect the sovereignty of Mississippi
from encroachment thereon by the
federal governmentwhich made
manifest a century-old states rights
ideology couched in the rhetoric of
massive resistance. Despite the dubious legal foundations of that agenda,
How white resistance
Patterson supported the organizations
operated and adapted mission from the start and served as an
to the sweeping forces ex-officio leader on its board for the
rest of his life.
of racial change
Patterson was also a card-carrying
member of the segregationist Citizens
Council and, in his own words, had spent many hours and driven
many miles advocating the basic principles for which the Citizens
Councils were originally organized. Few ever doubted his Jim
Crow credentials. That is until September 1962 and the integration
of the University of Mississippi by James Meredith.

That fall Patterson stepped out of his entrenchment by defying
a circle of white power brokers, but only to a point. His seeming
acquiescence came at the height of the biggest crisis for Mississippis racist order. Yet even after the Supreme Court decreed that
Meredith must enter the university, Patterson opposed any further
desegregation and despised the federal intervention at Ole Miss.
Still he faced a dilemma that confronted all white southerners: how
to maintain an artificially elevated position for whites in southern
society without resorting to violence or intimidation. Once the
Supreme Court handed down its decision in Meredith v. Fair,
the state attorney general walked a strategic tightrope, looking to
temper the rulings impact without inciting the mob and without
retreating any further. Patterson and others sought pragmatic
answers to the dilemma of white southerners, not in the name of
civil rights but to offer a more durable version of white power. His
finesse paved the way for future tactics employing duplicity and
barely yielding social change while deferring many dreams.

Patricia Michelle Boyett, New Orleans, Louisiana, is a visiting

assistant professor at Loyola University, New Orleans, where she

teaches courses in comparative studies of oppression and resistance.

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Robert E. Luckett Jr., Madison, Mississippi, is assistant professor of

history and director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the
African-American Experience at Jackson State University. His research
has appeared in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi (University
Press of Mississippi), as well as in numerous journal articles.

SEPTEMBER, 304 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 11 b&w illustrations,

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Resisting Paradise

Vampires and Zombies

Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in

Caribbean Culture

Transcultural Migrations and Transnational


Angelique V. Nixon

Edited by Dorothea Fischer-Hornung

and Monika Mueller

Tourists flock to the Caribbean for its

beaches, an influx which has deeply
affected the culture of the islands.
Resisting Paradise explores the import
of both tourism and diaspora in shaping
Caribbean identity. It examines Caribbean writers and others who confront
the regions overdependence on the
tourist industry and address the many
ways that tourism continues the legacy
of colonialism.
Angelique V. Nixon explores the
A study of tourism in relationship between culture and sex
within the production of paradise and
the Caribbean and
investigates the ways in which Caribbean
how artists and
writers, artists, and activists respond to
activists resist its
and powerfully resist this production.
great allure
Forms of resistance include critiquing
exploitation, challenging dominant historical narratives, exposing tourisms
influence on cultural and sexual identity in the Caribbean and its
diaspora, and offering alternative models of tourism and travel.
Resisting Paradise places emphasis on Caribbean people as
travelers and as cultural workers who contribute to alternative
understandings of tourism in the Caribbean. Through a unique multidisciplinary approach to comparative literary analysis, interviews,
and participant observation, Nixon analyzes the ways Caribbean cultural producers are taking control of representation. While focused
mainly on the Anglophone Caribbean, the study covers a range of
territories including Antigua, the Bahamas, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica,
as well as Trinidad and Tobago.
Nixon utilizes transnational feminist postcolonialism to
explain resisting paradise and the sexual-cultural politics of
tourism. With gender and sexuality at the center of her inquiry
and analysis, she grapples with the dominant role of tourism in
Caribbean life.
Angelique V. Nixon, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, is currently a

Fulbright Scholar at the Institute for Gender and Development

Studies, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad
and Tobago. She is author of Saltwater HealingA Myth Memoir
and Poems and coeditor of the multimedia project Theorizing
Homophobias in the Caribbean: Complexities of Place, Desire
and Belonging.

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Contributions by Katarzyna Ancuta, Daniella

Borgia, Timothy R. Fox, Richard J. Hand, Ewan
Kirkland, Sabine Metzger, Timothy M. Robinson,
Carmen Serrano, Rasmus R. Simonsen, and
Johannes Weber

The undead are very much alive in

contemporary entertainment and lore.
Indeed, vampires and zombies have
garnered attention in print media,
cinema, and on television. The vampire,
with roots in medieval European folklore, and the zombie, with origins in
Essays that hunt down Afro-Caribbean mythology, have both
undergone significant transformations
what happens when
in global culture, proliferating as devithe undead go global
ant representatives of the zeitgeist.
As this volume demonstrates, distribution of vampires and zombies across time and space has revealed
these undead figures to carry multiple meanings. Of all monsters,
vampires and zombies seem to be the most trendythe most regularly incarnate of the undead and the monsters most frequently represented in the media and pop culture. Moreover, both figures have
experienced radical reinterpretations. If in the past vampires were
evil, blood-sucking exploiters and zombies were brainless victims,
they now have metamorphosed into kinder and gentler blood-sucking vampires and crueler, more relentless, flesh-eating zombies.
Although the portrayals of both vampires and zombies can
be traced back to specific regions and predate mass media, the
introduction of mass distribution through film and game technologies has significantly modified their depiction over time and in new
environments. Among other topics, contributors discuss zombies
in Thai films, vampire novels of Mexico, and undead avatars in
horror videogames. This volumewith scholars from different
national and cultural backgroundsexplores the transformations
that the vampire and zombie figures undergo when they travel
globally and through various media and cultures.
Dorothea Fischer-Hornung, Heidelberg, Germany, is senior lecturer (retired) in the English Department and the Heidelberg Center
for American Studies, Heidelberg University. She is the editor of
Aesthetic Practices and Politics in Media, Music, and Art: Performing Migration and founding coeditor of the interdisciplinary journal
Atlantic Studies Global Currents. Monika Mueller, Bochum,
Germany, is senior lecturer of American literature and culture at the
University of Bochum, Germany. She is the author of George Eliot
U.S.: Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Perspectives.
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Beyond Bombshells

The Possible South

The New Action Heroine in Popular Culture

Documentary Film and the Limitations

of Biraciality

Jeffrey A. Brown
Beyond Bombshells analyzes the cultural importance of strong women in a
variety of current media forms. Action
heroines are now more popular in
movies, comic books, television, and
literature than they have ever been.
Their spectacular presence represents
shifting ideas about female agency,
power, and sexuality. Beyond Bombshells explores how action heroines
reveal and reconfigure perceptions
about how and why women are
capable of physically dominating roles
A full exploration of
in modern fiction, indicating the varthe heroine in movies, ious strategies used to contain and/or
exploit female violence.
comic books, televi Focusing on a range of successful
sion, and literature
and controversial recent heroines in
the mass media, including Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games books and movies, Lisabeth Salander from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo novels and films, and
Hit-Girl from the Kick-Ass movies and comic books, Brown argues
that the role of action heroine reveals evolving beliefs about femininity. While women in action roles are still heavily sexualized and
objectified, they also challenge preconceived myths about normal
or culturally appropriate gender behavior. The ascribed sexuality
of modern heroines remains Browns consistent theme, particularly how objectification intersects with issues of racial stereotyping,
romantic fantasies, images of violent adolescent and preadolescent
girls, and neoliberal feminist revolutionary parables.
Individual chapters study the gendered dynamics of torture
in action films, the role of women in partnerships with male colleagues, young women as well as revolutionary leaders in dystopic
societies, adolescent sexuality and romance in action narratives,
the historical import of non-white heroines, and how modern
African American, Asian, and Latina heroines both challenge and
are restricted by longstanding racial stereotypes.
Jeffrey A. Brown, Bowling Green, Ohio, is a professor in the
Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University.
He is the author of Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and
Their Fans and Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender,
Fetishism, and Popular Culture, both published by University
Press of Mississippi.
OCTOBER, 256 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 25 b&w illustrations
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R. Bruce Brasell
Using cultural theory, author R. Bruce
Brasell investigates issues surrounding
the discursive presentation of the American South as biracial and explores its
manifestation in documentary films,
including such works as Tell about the
South, broken/ground, and Family
Name. After considering the emergence
of the regions biraciality through a consideration of the concepts of racial citizenry and racial performativity, Brasell
examines two problems associated with
this framework. First, the framework
How documentary
assumes racial purity, and, second, it
film explodes common assumes that two races exist. In other
discourses of a South words, biraciality enacts two denials,
divided only by black first, the existence of miscegenation in
the region and, second, the existence of
and white
other races and ethnicities.

Brasell considers bodily miscegenation, discussing the racial closet and the southeastern expatriate
road film. Then he examines cultural miscegenation through the
lens of racial poaching and 1970s southeastern documentaries that
use redemptive ethnography. In the subsequent chapters, using
specific documentary films, he considers the racial in-betweenness
of Spanish-speaking ethnicities (Mosquitoes and High Water, Living in America, Nuestra Communidad), probes issues related to
the process of racial negotiation experienced by Asian Americans
as they seek a racial position beyond the black and white binary
(Mississippi Triangle), and engages the problem of racial legitimacy
confronted by federally non-recognized Native groups as they
attempt the same feat (Real Indian).
R. Bruce Brasell, Birmingham, Alabama, has published on film

and issues of sexuality, race, and American regionalism in Cinema

Journal, Film History, Journal of Film & Video, Film Criticism,
Jump Cut, Wide Angle, Mississippi Quarterly, and several anthologies. He has taught film and media studies at New York University,
Sarah Lawrence College, Vassar College, Brooklyn College, Hunter
College, and Manhattanville College.

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Prefiguring Postblackness

Post-Soul Satire

Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African

American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s

Black Identity after Civil Rights

Carol Bunch Davis

Prefiguring Postblackness explores the
tensions between cultural memory of
the African American freedom struggle
and representations of African American
identity staged in five plays between
1959 and 1969 during the civil rights
era. Through close readings of the plays,
their popular and African American print
media reviews, and the cultural context
in which they were produced, Carol
Bunch Davis shows how these representations complicate narrow ideas of blackness, which often limit the freedom
An examination of
struggle era to Martin Luther Kings nonfive visionary stage
violent protest and cast Malcolm Xs
plays written and
black nationalism as undermining the
performed during
civil rights movements advances.
the throes of the
These five plays strategically revise
movement that shook the rhetoric, representations, ideologies,
and iconography of the African American
freedom struggle, subverting its dominant narrative. This revision critiques racial uplift ideologys tenets of civic and
moral virtue as a condition of African American full citizenship. The
dramas also reimagine the Black Arts movements restrictive notions
of black authenticity as a condition of racial identity, and their staged
representations construct a counter-narrative to cultural memory of
the freedom struggle during that very era. In their use of a postblack
ethos to enact African American subjectivity, the plays envision black
identity beyond the quest for freedom, anticipating what blackness
might look like when it moves beyond the struggle.

The plays under discussion range from the canonical (Lorraine
Hansberrys A Raisin in the Sun and Amiri Barakas Dutchman) to
celebrated, yet understudied works (Alice Childresss Wine in the
Wilderness, Howard Sacklers The Great White Hope, and Charles
Gordones No Place to Be Somebody). Finally, Davis discusses
recent revivals, showing how these 1960s plays shape dimensions
of modern drama well beyond the decade of their creation.
Carol Bunch Davis, Galveston, Texas, is an assistant professor
of English at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Her work has
appeared in MELUS and Black Arts Quarterly.
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New in

Edited by Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue

From 30 Americans to Angry White Boy,
from Bamboozled to The Boondocks,
from Chappelles Show to The Colored
Museum, this collection of twenty-one
essays takes an interdisciplinary look at
the flowering of satire and its influence
in defining new roles in black identity.
As a mode of expression for a generation of writers, comedians, cartoonists,
musicians, filmmakers, and visual/conceptual artists, satire enables collective
questioning of many of the fundamenA collection that
tal presumptions about black identity
in the wake of the civil rights moveexplores the role
ment. Whether taking place in popular
of current satire
and controversial television shows, in
in shaping what it
a provocative series of short internet
means to be black
films, in prize-winning novels and plays,
in comic strips, or in conceptual hip-hop
albums, this satirical impulse has found
a receptive audience both within and outside the black community.
Such works have been variously called post-black, postsoul, and examples of a New Black Aesthetic. Whatever the
label, this collection bears witness to a noteworthy shift regarding
the ways in which African American satirists feel constrained by
conventional obligations when treating issues of racial identity,
historical memory, and material representation of blackness.

Among the artists examined in this collection are Paul Beatty,
Dave Chappelle, Trey Ellis, Percival Everett, Donald Glover (a.k.a.
Childish Gambino), Spike Lee, Aaron McGruder, Lynn Nottage, ZZ
Packer, Suzan Lori-Parks, Mickalene Thomas, Tour, Kara Walker,
and George C. Wolfe. The essays intentionally seek out interconnections among various forms of artistic expression. Contributors
look at the ways in which contemporary African American satire
engages in a broad ranging critique that exposes fraudulent,
outdated, absurd, or otherwise damaging mindsets and behaviors
both within and outside the African American community.
Derek C. Maus, Potsdam, New York, is associated professor of

English at SUNY Potsdam and is the author of Unvarnishing Reality:

Subversive Russian and American Cold War Satire and coeditor
of Finding a Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosleys
Fiction (University Press of Mississippi). James J. Donahue, Potsdam, New York, is associate professor of English at SUNY Potsdam.

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Race and the Obama


Hoo-Doo Cowboys
and Bronze Buckaroos

New in

New in

The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union

Conceptions of the African American West

Edited by G. Reginald Daniel and

Hettie V. Williams

Michael K. Johnson

The concept of a more perfect union

remains a constant theme in the political rhetoric of Barack Obama. From his
now historic race speech to his second
victory speech delivered on November 7, 2012, that striving is evident.
Tonight, more than two hundred years
after a former colony won the right to
determine its own destiny, the task of
perfecting our union moves forward,
stated the forty-fourth president of
the United States upon securing a
second term in office after a hard fought
Essays that explore
political contest. Obama borrows this
how the first black
rhetoric from the founding documents
president connects to
of the United States set forth in the U.S.
the past and reimagConstitution and in Abraham Lincolns
Gettysburg Address.
ines national racial
and political horizons How naive or realistic is Obamas
vision of a more perfect American union
that brings together people across racial,
class, and political lines? How can this vision of a more inclusive America be realized in a society that remains racist at its core? These essays
seek answers to these complicated questions by examining the 2008
and 2012 elections as well as the events of President Obamas first
term. Written by preeminent race scholars from multiple disciplines,
the volume brings together competing perspectives on race, gender,
and the historic significance of Obamas election and reelection. The
president heralded in his November 2012 acceptance speech, The
idea that if youre willing to work hard, it doesnt matter who you
are, or where you come from, or what you look like . . . . whether
youre black or white, Hispanic or Asian or Native American. These
essayists argue the truth of that statement and assess whether America has made any progress toward that vision.
G. Reginald Daniel, Goleta, California, is a professor of sociol-

ogy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His previous

publications include More Than Black? Multiracial Identity and
the New Racial Order and Race and Multiraciality in Brazil and
the United States: Converging Paths? Hettie V. Williams, Long
Branch, New Jersey, is a lecturer in the Department of History and
Anthropology at Monmouth University. Her previous works include
We Shall Overcome to We Shall Overrun: The Black Power Revolt
and the Collapse of the Civil Rights Movement,19621968, and
Color Struck: Essays on Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective.

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos undertakes an interdisciplinary

exploration of the African American
West through close readings of texts
from a variety of media. This approach
allows for both an in-depth analysis
of individual texts and a discussion
of material often left out or underrepresented in studies focused only
on traditional literary material. The
book engages heretofore unexamined
writing by Rose Gordon, who wrote
for local Montana newspapers rather
A study of representhan for a national audience; memoirs
tations of blackness
and letters of musicians, performers,
in movies, music,
and singers (such as W. C. Handy and
performance art, and Taylor Gordon), who lived in or wrote
about touring the American West; the
popular journalism
novels and films of Oscar Micheaux;
black-cast westerns starring Herb
Jeffries; largely unappreciated and unexamined episodes from the
golden age of western television that feature African American
actors; film and television westerns that use science fiction settings
to imagine a postracial or postsoul frontier; Percival Everetts
fiction addressing contemporary black western experience; and
movies as recent as Quentin Tarantinos Django Unchained.

Despite recent interest in the history of the African American
West, we know very little about how the African American past in
the West has been depicted in a full range of imaginative forms.
Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos advances our discovery
of how the African American West has been experienced, imagined,
portrayed, and performed.
Michael K. Johnson, Farmington, Maine, is associate professor
of English at University of Maine at Farmington. He is the author of
Black Masculinity and the Frontier Myth in American Literature,
and his work has been published in African American Review,
Literature/Film Quarterly, Quarterly Review of Film and Video,
and Western American Literature.
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Dancing on the Color Line


African American Tricksters in NineteenthCentury American Literature

Gretchen Martin
The extensive influence of the creative
traditions derived from slave culture,
particularly black folklore, in the work
of nineteenth- and twentieth-century
black authors, such as Ralph Ellison
and Toni Morrison, has become a hallmark of African American scholarship.
Yet similar inquiries regarding white
authors adopting black aesthetic techniques have been largely overlooked.
Gretchen Martin examines representative nineteenth-century works to
the influence of black-authored
A vivid canvas of how
(or narrated) works on well-known
the black trickster
white-authored texts, particularly the
affected the white
impact of black oral culture evident
by subversive trickster figures in John
Pendleton Kennedys Swallow Barn,
Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms
Cabin, Herman Melvilles Benito Cereno, Joel Chandler Harriss
short stories, as well as Mark Twains Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn and Puddnhead Wilson.

As Martin indicates, such white authors show themselves to
be savvy observers of the many trickster traditions and indeed a
wide range of texts suggest stylistic and aesthetic influences representative of the artistry, subversive wisdom, and subtle humor in
these black figures of ridicule, resistance, and repudiation.

The black characters created by these white authors are often
dismissed as little more than limited, demeaning stereotypes of
the minstrel tradition, yet by teasing out important distinctions
between the wisdom and humor signified by trickery rather
than minstrelsy, Martin probes an overlooked aspect of the nineteenth-century American literary canon and reveals the extensive
influence of black aesthetics on some of the most highly regarded
work by white American authors.
Gretchen Martin, Wise, Virginia, is an associate professor of

American literature at the University of Virginias College at Wise.

She is the author of The Frontier Roots of American Realism and
has published articles in Southern Literary Journal, Mississippi
Quarterly, South Atlantic Review, Southern Studies, North Carolina Literary Review, and Studies in American Humor.

DECEMBER, 224 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, bibliography, index

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Black Art and the Neo-Ancestral Impulse

H. Ike Okafor-Newsum (Horace Newsum)
Foreword by Demetrius L. Eudell
Introduction by John W. Roberts
In SoulStirrers, H. Ike Okafor-Newsum
describes the birth and development
of an artistic movement in Cincinnati,
Ohio, identified with the Neo-Ancestral
impulse. The Neo-Ancestral impulse
emerges as an extension of the Harlem Renaissance, the Negritude Movement, and the Black Arts Movement,
all of which sought to re-represent the
primitive and savage black and African in new terms. Central to the dominant racial framework has always been
the conception that the black subject
A study of the
was not only inferior, but indeed incapacreative infusion of
ble of producing art. The Neo-Ancestral
African-ness and
impulse posed a challenge to both existsocial justice into
ing form and content. Like its intellecAfrican American art tual antecedents, the movement did not
separate art from life and raised a central
question, one that the soul stirrers of
Cincinnati are engaging in their artistic
productions. Okafor-Newsum defines collapsing of the sacred and
the profane as a central tendency of African aesthetics, transformed
and rearticulated here in the Americas.

In this volume, the artistic productions ask readers to consider
the role of those creating and viewing this art by attempting to shift
the way in which we view the ordinary. The works of these artists,
therefore, are not only about the survival of African-derived cultural
forms, though such remains a central effect of them. These extraordinary pieces, installations, and movements consistently refer to
the cultural reality of the Americas and the need for political and
intellectual transformation. They constitute important intellectual
interventions that serve as indispensable elements in the redefinition and reinterpretation of our society.

Featuring numerous color illustrations and profiles of artists,
this volume reveals exciting trends in African American art and in
the African diaspora more broadly.
H. Ike Okafor-Newsum (Horace Newsum), Columbus, Ohio,
is an established visual artist, primarily a sculptor and painter,
and an associate professor and chairperson in the Department of
African-American and African Studies at Ohio State University. He
is the author of Class, Language, and Education: Class Struggle
and Sociolinguistics in an African Situation and coauthor of
two books: The Use of English (with Adebisi Afolayan) and United
States Foreign Policy Towards Southern Africa: Andrew Young and
Beyond (with Olayiwola Abegunrin).
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African American Haiku

Toni Morrison

Cultural Visions

Memory and Meaning

Edited by John Zheng

Edited by Adrienne Lanier Seward and Justine Tally

Contributions by Yoshinobu Hakutani,

Richard A. Iadonisi, Toru Kiuchi, Sheila Smith
McKoy, Sachi Nakachi, Ce Rosenow, Meta L.
Schettler,Virginia Whatley Smith, and Claude

African American Haiku: Cultural Visions offers insights into African American poets innovations in the haiku
form, shedding light on a neglected
aspect of black poetry.
Notable scholars present new interpretations of well-known works. Essays
trace the verse of five major African
The first study solely
haiku poets: Richard Wright,
dedicated to exploring
James Emanuel, Etheridge Knight, Sonia
the power of African
Sanchez, and Lenard D. Moore. Sachi
American haiku
Nakachi investigates the influence of
Japanese aesthetics and Eastern philosophy on Richard Wrights haiku showing
Wrights interest in the blues as poetry. Yoshinobu Hakutani analyzes
the vision and affinity of jazz and haiku throughout James Emanuels
Jazz from the Haiku King. And Claude Wilkinson digs into Etheridge
Knights improvisation and adherence to tradition of haiku and
African American vernacular form. The collection also explores
how Sanchez creates a new American hybrid form of the modern
haiku in English by blending haiku with her own principles of a
black aesthetic. Toru Kiuchi shows how Lenard D. Moore expresses
his experiences through haiku with his African American aesthetics
and connections to black southern culture.
By discussing multiple writers from a variety of disciplines
in a single volume, the essayists compare and contrast the work
created by writers, poets, and musicians, and illuminate the variety
of methods African American authors used when adapting this traditional Japanese form. The result is a volume that offers rich insight
into African American aesthetics, the black arts movement, gender
issues, blues and jazz, and trends in contemporary poetry.
John Zheng, Greenwood, Mississippi, is professor of English at

Mississippi Valley State University. He was director of NEH projects

on Richard Wright and on African American Literary Heritage and
editor of The Other World of Richard Wright: Perspectives on His
Haiku (University Press of Mississippi).

JANUARY, 192 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, introduction, index

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Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

boasts essays by well-known international scholars focusing on the authors
literary production and including her
very latest worksthe theatrical production Desdemona and her tenth and
latest novel, Home. These original contributions are among the first scholarly
analyses of these latest additions to
her oeuvre and make the volume a
valuable addition to potential readers
and teachers eager to understand the
position of Desdemona and Home
An anthology that
within the wider scope of Morrisons
examines the many
career. Indeed, in Home, we find a
achievements of the
reworking of many of the tropes and
themes that run throughout Morrisons
Nobel Laureate
fiction, prompting the editors to organize the essays as they relate to themes
prevalent in Home.

In many ways, Morrison has actually initiated paradigm shifts
that permeate the essays. They consistently reflect, in approach and
interpretation, the revolutionary change in the study of American
literature represented by Morrisons focus on the interior lives of
enslaved Africans. This collection assumes black subjectivity, rather
than argues for it, in order to reread and revise the horror of slavery and its consequences into our time. The analyses presented in
this volume also attest to the broad range of interdisciplinary specializations and interests in novels that have now become classics
in world literature. The essays are divided into five sections, each
entitled with a direct quotation from Home, and framed by two
poems: Rita Doves The Buckeye and Sonia Sanchezs Aaayeee
Babo, Aaayeee Babo, Aaayeee Babo.
Adrienne Lanier Seward is a professor in the English Depart-

ment at Colorado College. She serves on the executive board of

the Toni Morrison Society. Justine Tally is a professor of American
literature at the University of La Laguna. She is author of Paradise
Reconsidered: Toni Morrisons (Hi)stories and Truths; The Story of
Jazz: Toni Morrisons Dialogic Imagination; and Toni Morrisons
Beloved: Origins. She is editor of The Cambridge Companion to
Toni Morrison.
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Reading Like a Girl

Embroidered Stories

Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary

American Young Adult Literature

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Sara K. Day

Edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra

By examining the novels of critically

and commercially successful authors
such as Sarah Dessen (Someone Like
You), Stephenie Meyer (the Twilight
series), and Laurie Halse Anderson
(Speak), Reading Like a Girl: Narrative
Intimacy in Contemporary American
Young Adult Literature explores the use
of narrative intimacy as a means of reflecting and reinforcing larger, often
contradictory, cultural expectations regarding adolescent women, interpersonal relationships, and intimacy. ReadHow novels targeting Like a Girl explains the construction
ed at teens engage
of narrator-reader relationships in renarrator and reader cent American novels written about adin intimate dramas of olescent women and marketed to adolescent women.
friendship, love, iden Sara K. Day explains, though, that
tity, and sexuality
such levels of imagined friendship lead
to contradictory cultural expectations
for the young women so deeply obsessed with reading these
novels. Day coins the term narrative intimacy to refer to the
implicit relationship between narrator and reader that depends
on an imaginary disclosure and trust between the storys narrator
and the reader. Through critical examination, the inherent contradictions between this enclosed, imagined relationship and the
real expectations for adolescent womens relations prove to be
In many novels for young women, adolescent female narrators construct conceptions of the adolescent woman reader,
constructions that allow the narrator to understand the reader
as a confidant, a safe and appropriate location for disclosure. At
the same time, such novels offer frequent warnings against the
sort of unfettered confession the narrators perform. Friendships
are marked as potential sites of betrayal and rejection. Romantic
relationships are presented as inherently threatening to physical
and emotional health. And so, the narrator turns to the reader for
an ally who cannot judge. The reader, in turn, may come to depend
upon narrative intimacy in order to vicariously explore her own
understanding of human expression and bonds.

For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a

marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. Out of the artifacts of
their memory and imagination, Italian immigrants and their descendants
used embroidering, sewing, knitting,
and crocheting to help define who
they were and who they have become.
This book is an interdisciplinary collection of creative work by authors
of Italian origin and academic essays.
A thorough exploraThe creative works from thirty-seven
tion of the influence of contributors include memoir, poetry,
a traditional skill of
and visual arts while the collection as
a whole explores a multitude of exthe Italian diaspora
periences about and approaches to
needlework and immigration from a
transnational perspective, spanning
the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century.

At the center of the book, over thirty illustrations represent
Italian immigrant womens needlework. The text reveals the many
processes by which a simple object, or even the memory of that
object, becomes something else through literary, visual, performance, ethnographic, or critical reimagining. While primarily
concerned with interpretations of needlework rather than the
needlework itself, the editors and contributors to Embroidered
Stories remain mindful of its history and its associated cultural
values, which Italian immigrants brought with them to the United
States, Canada, Australia, and Argentina and passed on to their

Sara K. Day, Magnolia, Arkansas, is assistant professor of English

at Southern Arkansas University. Her work has appeared in Studies
of the Novel and North Carolina Literary Review.
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Needlework from the Italian Diaspora

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Edvige Giunta, Teaneck, New Jersey, is professor of English at

New Jersey City University. She is the author of Writing with an
Accent: Contemporary Italian American Women Authors, and
coeditor of The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers
on Food and Culture, Italian American Writers on New Jersey, and
Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture.
Joseph Sciorra, Brooklyn, New York, is the associate director for
Academic and Cultural Programs at the John D. Calandra Italian
American Institute, Queens College. He is editor of the journal
Italian American Review and the book Italian Folk: Vernacular
Culture in Italian-American Lives.
SEPTEMBER, 394 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 30 b&w photographs,
introduction, afterword, bibliography, index
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Rough South, Rural South

Fifty Years after Faulkner

Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Edited by Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry
Contributions by Barbara Bennett, Thomas
rvold Bjerre, Erik Bledsoe, Linda Byrd Cook,
Thomas E. Dasher, Robert Donahoo, Peter
Farris, Richard Gaughran, William Giraldi,
Rebecca Godwin, Joan Wylie Hall, Marcus
Hamilton, Gary Hawkins, David K. Jeffrey,
Emily Langhorne, Shawn E. Miller, Wade
Newhouse, L. Lamar Nisly, bes Stark Spangler,
Joe Samuel Starnes, and Scott Hamilton Suter

Edited by Jay Watson and Ann J. Abadie

Contributions by Ted Atkinson, Michael P.
Bibler, Deborah Clarke, David A. Davis, David
M. Earle, Jason D. Fichtel, Elizabeth Fielder,
Joseph Fruscione, Matthew Pratt Guterl,
Patrick E. Horn, Cheryl Lester, Jessica Martell,
Sharon Monteith, Richard C. Moreland, Alan
Nadel, Julie Beth Napolin, Franois Pitavy,
Ramn Saldvar, Hortense J. Spillers, Terrell L.
Tebbetts, Zackary Vernon, Randall Wilhelm,
and Charles Reagan Wilson

Essays in Rough South, Rural South

describe and discuss the work of
southern writers who began their
careers in the late twentieth and early
twenty-first centuries. They fall into
A critical companion
categories. Some, born into the
to the striking variety
working class, strove to become writers
of contemporary
and learned without benefit of higher
southern literature
education, such writers as Larry Brown
and William Gay. Others came from
lower- or middle-class backgrounds
and became writers through practice and education: Dorothy
Allison, Tom Franklin, Tim Gautreaux, Clyde Edgerton, Kaye
Gibbons, Silas House, Jill McCorkle, Chris Offutt, Ron Rash, Lee
Smith, Brad Watson, Daniel Woodrell, and Steve Yarbrough. Their
twenty-first-century colleagues are Wiley Cash, Peter Farris, Skip
Horack, Michael Farris Smith, Barb Johnson, and Jesmyn Ward.
In his seminal article, Erik Bledsoe distinguishes Rough
South writers from such writers as William Faulkner and Erskine
Caldwell. Younger writers who followed Harry Crews were born
into and write about the Rough South. These writers undercut
stereotypes, forcing readers to see the working poor differently.
The next pieces begin with those on Crews and Cormac
McCarthy, major influences on an entire generation. Later essays
address members of both groupsthe self-educated and the
college-educated. Both groups share a clear understanding of the
value of working-class southerners. Nearly all of the writers hold a
reverence for the Souths landscape and its inhabitants as well as
an affinity for realistic depictions of setting and characters.

These essays examine issues across the

wide arc of Faulkners extraordinary career, from his aesthetic apprenticeship
in the visual arts, to late-career engageEssays that reassess
ments with the Cold War, the civil rights
Faulkners life and
movement, and beyond, to the place of
career a half century death in his artistic vision and the long,
after his death
varied afterlives he and his writings
have enjoyed in literature and popular culture. Contributors deliver stimulating reassessments of Faulkners first novel, Soldiers Pay, his
final novel, The Reivers, and much of the important work between.
Scholars explore how a broad range of elite and lowbrow cultural
formsplantation diaries, phonograph records, pulp magazines
shaped Faulkners capacious imagination, and how his works were
translated into such media as film and modern dance. Essays place
Faulkners writings in dialogue with those of such fellow twentieth-century authors as W. E. B. Du Bois, Ernest Hemingway, Richard
Hall, and Jayne Anne Phillips; locate his work in relation to African
American intellectual currents and Global South artistic traditions;
and weigh the rewards as well as the risks of dislodging Faulkner
from the canonical position he currently occupies.

While Faulkner studies has cultivated an image of the novelist
as a neglected genius who toiled in obscurity, a look back fifty years
to the final months of the authors life reveals a widely traveled and
celebrated artist whose significance was framed in national and
international as well as regional terms. Fifty Years after Faulkner
bears out that expansive view, reintroducing us to a writer whose
work retains its ability to provoke, intrigue, and surprise a variety of

Jean W. Cash, Broadway, Virginia, is professor emerita of English

Jay Watson, Oxford, Mississippi, is Howry Professor of Faulkner

at James Madison University. She is the author of Flannery OConnor: A Life; coeditor with Keith Perry of Larry Brown and the Blue
Collar South: A Collection of Critical Essays; and author of Larry
Brown: A Writers Life, which won the Eudora Welty Prize and the C.
Hugh Holman Award. Keith Perry, Ringgold, Georgia, is associate
professor of English at Dalton State College. He is the author of The
Kingfish in Fiction: Huey P. Long and the Modern American Novel.

Studies and professor of English at the University of Mississippi.

He is the editor of Conversations with Larry Brown and coeditor
of Faulkner and Whiteness (both from University Press of Mississippi). Ann J. Abadie, Oxford, Mississippi, is the former associate
director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the
University of Mississippi and is coeditor of many volumes in the
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Series.

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Diagnosing Folklore

The Complete Folktales of

A. N. Afanasev, Volume II

Perspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma

Edited by Trevor J. Blank and Andrea Kitta
Contributions by Sheila Bock, London Brickley,
Olivia Caldeira, Diane E. Goldstein, Darcy
Holtgrave, Kate Parker Horigan, Michael Owen
Jones, Elaine J. Lawless, Amy Shuman, Annie
Tucker, and Kristiana Willsey

Diagnosing Folklore provides an inclusive forum for an expansive conversation on the sensitive, raw, and powerful processes that shape and imbue
meaning in the lives of individuals and
communities beleaguered by medical
stigmatization, conflicting public perceptions, and contextual constraints.
How the collision of
This volume aims to showcase current
folk understandings
ideas and debates, as well as promote
with medical definithe larger study of disability, health,
tions affect disability and trauma within folkloristics, helping
bridge the gaps between the folklore
and stigma
discipline and disability studies.
This book consists of three sections,
each dedicated to key issues in disability, health, and trauma. It
explores the confluence of disability, ethnography, and the stigmatized vernacular through communicative competence, esoteric
and exoteric groups in the Special Olympics, and the role of family
in stigmatized communities. Then, it considers knowledge, belief,
and treatment in regional and ethnic communities with case
studies from the Latino/a community in Los Angeles, Javanese
Indonesia, and Middle America. Lastly, the volume looks to the
performance of mental illness, stigma, and trauma through contemporary legends about mental illness, vlogs on bipolar disorder,
medical fetishism, and veterans stories.
Trevor J. Blank, Malone, New York, is assistant professor of com-

munication at the State University of New York at Potsdam. He is

the author of The Last Laugh: Folk Humor, Celebrity Culture, and
Mass-Mediated Disasters in the Digital Age and coauthor of Maryland Legends: Folklore from the Old Line State. Andrea Kitta,
Greenville, North Carolina, is associate professor at East Carolina
University. She is the author of Vaccinations and Public Concern
in History: Legend, Rumor, and Risk Perception.
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Edited by Jack V. Haney

Up to now, there has been no complete
English-language version of the Russian
folktales of A. N. Afanasev. This translation is based on L. G. Barag and N. V.
Novikovs edition, widely regarded as
the authoritative Russian-language edition. The present edition includes commentaries to each tale as well as its international classification number. This
second volume of 140 tales continues
the work started in Volume I, also published by University Press of Mississippi.
A third planned volume will complete
140 tales collected
the first English-language set.
by the extraordinary
The folktales of A. N. Afanasev repRussian Grimm
resent the largest single collection of
folktales in any European language and
perhaps in the world. Widely regarded
as the Russian Grimm, Afanasev collected folktales from throughout the Russian Empire in what are now regarded as the three East
Slavic languages, Byelorusian, Russian, and Ukrainian. The result
of his own collecting, the collecting of friends and correspondents,
and in a few cases his publishing of works from earlier and forgotten collections is truly phenomenal. In his lifetime, Afanasev
published more than 575 tales in his most popular and best known
work, Narodnye russkie skazki. In addition to this basic collection, he prepared a volume of Russian legends, many on religious
themes; a collection of mildly obscene tales, Russkie zavetnye
skazki; and voluminous writings on Slavic folk life and mythology.
His works were subject to the strict censorship of ecclesiastical and
state authorities that lasted until the demise of the Soviet Union
in the 1990s. Overwhelmingly, his particular emendations were
stylistic, while those of the censors mostly concerned content. The
censored tales are generally not included in this volume.
Jack V. Haney, Seattle, Washington, is a retired professor of Slavic
languages and literatures, University of Washington, and is the
translator and editor of Long, Long Tales from the Russian North
and The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanasev, Volume I, both
published by University Press of Mississippi.
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Raised Up Down Yonder

Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama


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Angela McMillan Howell

Raised Up Down Yonder attempts to
shift focus away from why black youth
are problematic to explore what their
daily lives actually entail. Howell travels
to the small community of Hamilton,
Alabama, to investigate what it is like
for a young black person to grow up in
the contemporary rural South.
What she finds is that the young people of Hamilton are neither idly passing
their time in a stereotypically languid setting nor are they being corrupted by hipA classic ethnographic hop culture and the perils of the urban
study of rural children, North, as many pundits suggest. Rather,
they are dynamic and diverse young peotheir community, and ple making their way through the structheir school
tures that define the twenty-first-century
South. Told through the poignant stories
of several high school students, Raised
Up Down Yonder reveals a group that is often rendered invisible in
society. Blended families, football sagas, crunk music, expanding social networks, and a nearby segregated prom are just a few of the
fascinating juxtapositions.
Angela McMillan Howell, Baltimore, Maryland, is associate pro-

fessor of sociology and anthropology at Morgan State University.

Her work has been published in the Journal of African American
Studies and Anthropology Now.

OCTOBER, 224 pages, 6 x 9 inches, bibliography, index

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The Southern Manifesto

Massive Resistance and the Fight
to Preserve Segregation

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John Kyle Day

On March 13, 1956, ninety-nine members of the United States Congress
promulgated the Declaration of Constitutional Principles, popularly known as
the Southern Manifesto. Reprinted here,
the Southern Manifesto formally stated
opposition to the landmark United
State Supreme Court decision Brown v.
Board of Education, and the emergent
civil rights movement. This statement
allowed the white South to prevent
Browns immediate fullscale implementation and, for nearly two decades, set
How one document
the slothful timetable and glacial pace of
marked the nadir of
public school desegregation. The SouthAmerican racial poli- ern Manifesto also provided the Southtics and unleashed a
ern Congressional Delegation with the
fire that raged across means to stymie federal voting rights
legislation, so that the dismantling of
the segregated South
Jim Crow could be managed largely on
white southern terms.
In the wake of the Brown decision
that declared public school segregation unconstitutional, seminal events in the early stages of the civil rights movementlike
the Emmett Till lynching, the Montgomery bus boycott, and the
Autherine Lucy riots at the University of Alabama brought the struggle for black freedom to national attention. Orchestrated by United
States Senator Richard Brevard Russell Jr. of Georgia, the southern
congressional delegation in general, and the United States Senates
Southern Caucus in particular, fought vigorously and successfully
to counter the initial successes of civil rights workers and maintain
Jim Crow. The Souths defense of white supremacy culminated
with this most notorious statement of opposition to desegregation. The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight
to Preserve Segregation narrates this single worst episode of racial
demagoguery in modern American political history and considers
the statements impact upon both the struggle for black freedom
and the larger racial dynamics of postwar America.
John Kyle Day, Monticello, Arkansas, is associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
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Agns Varda

Beyond Windrush


Rethinking Postwar Anglophone

Caribbean Literature

Edited ByT. Jefferson Kline

Paper $25.00T 978-1-4968-0249-1
Ebook available

American Indians and

the Rhetoric of Removal
and Allotment

Comics and Narration

Thierry Groensteen
Translated by Ann Miller

Edited by J. Dillon Brown

and Leah Reade Rosenberg

Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0256-9

Ebook available

Printed casebinding $60.00S

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The Comics of Joe Sacco

Edited by Karla Rae Fuller

Printed casebinding $50.00S
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Barbara Kopple

Sacred Spaces of Healing and Devotion
in Urban America

Printed casebinding $40.00T

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Edited by Gregory Brown

Brian De Palmas Split-Screen

Printed casebinding $50.00S

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Douglas Keesey

Bending Steel
Modernity and the American Superhero

Chong Chon-Smith

Chester Brown
Edited by Dominick Grace
and Eric Hoffman

Performing Exceptionality in Francoist

Spain and the Jim Crow South

City of Islands

Brittany Powell Kennedy

Caribbean Intellectuals in New York

Crystal S. Anderson
Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0253-8
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Printed casebinding $55.00S

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Between Distant Modernities

Contemporary Afro-Asian
Cultural Production

Conversations with
W. S. Merwin
Edited by Michael Wutz
and Hal Crimmel
Printed casebinding $55.00S
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D. A. Pennebaker

Tammy L. Brown


Printed casebinding $60.00S

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and Trent Griffiths
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The Comic Book

Film Adaptation
Exploring Modern Hollywoods
Leading Genre

Desegregating Desire
Race and Sexuality in Cold War American

Liam Burke
Printed casebinding $60.00S
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Comics and Language

Tyler T. Schmidt
Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0263-7
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Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Hannah Miodrag
Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0260-6
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Eric Rohmer

Edited by Brannon Costello


Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0252-1

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Beyond The Chinese


Conflicted Churches in the United States

and South Africa

Conversations with
Michael Chabon

Printed casebinding $55.00S

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Contesting Post-Racialism

Printed casebinding $60.00S

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A Life in Film

Aldo J. Regalado

Printed casebinding $65.00S

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Ebook available

Edited by R. Drew Smith, William

Ackah, Anthony G. Reddie, and
Rothney S. Tshaka

Joseph M. Murphy

Paper $30.00S
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Asian and Black Masculinities

in the PostCivil Rights Era

David E. Weaver


Edited by Jane Tolmie

East Meets Black

Printed casebinding $65.00S

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Ang Lee

Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

Edited by Daniel Worden

Black Diva of the Thirties Printed casebinding $60.00S

Paper $25.00T 978-1-4968-0246-0
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Drawing from Life

Journalism in a Visual World

Jason Edward Black

The Life of Ruby Elzy


Edited by Fiona Handyside

Paper $25.00T 978-1-4968-0250-7
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Exploring Southeastern
Edited by Patricia Galloway
and Evan Peacock
Foreword by Jeffrey P. Brain
Printed casebinding $70.00S
Ebook available

Faulkners Geographies
Edited by Jay Watson and
Ann J. Abadie
Printed casebinding $60.00S
Ebook available

Franco-American Identity,
Community, and La Guianne
Anna Servaes
Printed casebinding $65.00S
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Fred Zinnemann and the

Cinema of Resistance
J. E. Smyth
Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0255-2
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From Midnight to Guntown

True Crime Stories from a Federal
Prosecutor in Mississippi

John Hailman
Paper $25.00T 978-1-4968-0259-0
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Geographies of Cubanidad

The Jumbies Playing Ground

Peter Bagge

Superheroes on World Screens

Place, Race, and Musical Performance

in Contemporary Cuba

Old World Influences on Afro-Creole

Masquerades in the Eastern Caribbean


Rebecca M. Bodenheimer

Robert Wyndham Nicholls

Foreword by John Nunley

Printed casebinding $40.00S

Ebook available

Edited by Rayna Denison and

Rachel Mizsei-Ward

Printed casebinding $60.00S

Ebook available

Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0247-7

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Edited by Kent Worcester

Printed casebinding $60.00S

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Gustave Dor

The Legacy of Eric Williams

Twelve Comic Strips

Red Scare Racism and

Cold War Black Radicalism

Into the Postcolonial Moment

Introduced and translated

by David Kunzle

Edited by Tanya L. Shields

James Zeigler

Printed casebinding $60.00S

Ebook available

Hip Hop on Film

Performance Culture, Urban Space,
and Genre Transformation in the 1980s

Kimberley Monteyne
Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0262-0
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In Defense of Freedom
Stories of Courage and Sacrifice of
World War II Army Air Forces Flyers

Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
Foreword by James F. Tent

Printed casebinding $60.00S

Ebook available

William V. Madison
Cloth $35.00T 978-1-61703-761-0
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Making and Remaking Horror

in the 1970s and 2000s

Puerto Rico in the Crucible of the

Second World War

Edited by Jorge Rodrguez Beruff

and Jos L. Bolvar Fresneda
Printed casebinding $65.00S
Ebook available

The Joker

Tim Hollis

Cloth $35.00T 978-1-62846-686-7

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Songs of Sorrow

Printed casebinding $40.00T

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David Roche

Samuel Charters

Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0254-5

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Ronald F. Borne

Printed casebinding $55.00S

Ebook available

Cloth $35.00S 978-1-62846-208-1

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Singing to the Gods

The Souls of White Folk

African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

Veronica T. Watson

Paper $25.00T 978-1-4968-0257-6

Ebook available

Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0245-3

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Musical Life in Guyana

A Special Relationship

History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Britain Comes to Hollywood and

Hollywood Comes to Britain

Vibert C. Cambridge
Printed casebinding $70.00S
Ebook available

On the Graphic Novel

Santiago Garca
Translated by Bruce Campbell
Printed casebinding $60.00S
Ebook available

A Serious Study of the Clown Prince

of Crime

Once in a Lifetime

Edited by Robert Moses Peaslee

and Robert G. Weiner

Elise Varner Winter

Edited by JoAnne Prichard Morris

Printed casebinding $60.00S

Ebook available

The Story of Cartoon Character Merchandise


Inventing George Whitefield

Island at War

Toons in Toyland

Barbara Gauntt
Foreword by Wyatt Waters

Lucy McKim Garrison and Slave Songs

of the United States

Derek Mannering
Foreword by Ellisa Lanza Bregman

Printed casebinding $60.00S

Ebook available

Paper $40.00S 978-1-4968-0248-4

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Why Dont They Do It Like They Used To?

Mario Lanza

Jessica M. Parr

Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff

Blessed with Tired Hands

Being the Music, A Life

Cloth $29.95T 978-1-62846-217-3

Ebook available

Race, Revivalism, and the

Making of a Religious Icon

Music Pedagogy in the Black

Gospel Quartet Tradition

Printed casebinding $65.00S

Ebook available

Samuel M. Gore

Madeline Kahn

To Do This, You Must

Know How

Reflections of a Mississippi First Lady

Cloth $28.00T 978-1-62846-219-7

Ebook available

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The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg

Werner Herzog

Edited by Eric Ames

Paper $25.00T 978-1-4968-0251-4
Ebook available

West African Drumming

and Dance in North American
An Ethnomusicological Perspective

Anthony Slide

George Worlasi Kwasi Dor

Printed casebinding $45.00S

Ebook available

Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0258-3

Ebook available

Women Pioneers of the

Louisiana Environmental

Steven Soderbergh
Interviews, Revised and Updated

Edited by Anthony Kaufman

Peggy Frankland with Susan Tucker

Printed casebinding $50.00S

Ebook available

Paper $25.00T 978-1-4968-0244-6

Ebook available

The Writing Dead

The Struggle for

Americas Promise

Talking Terror with TVs Top Horror Writers

Thomas Fahy

Equal Opportunity at the

Dawn of Corporate Capital

Claire Goldstene
Paper $30.00S 978-1-62846-244-9
Ebook available

Printed casebinding $50.00S

Ebook available




Asian Comics
John A. Lent
Printed casebinding $60.00S
Ebook available

Autobiographical Comics
Life Writing in Pictures

The Comic Book Film

Exploring Modern Hollywoods
Leading Genre

Liam Burke
Printed casebinding $60.00S
Ebook available

Elisabeth El Refaie
Paper $30.00S 978-1-62846-174-9
Ebook available

Comics and Language

Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Hannah Miodrag
Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0260-6
Ebook available

Death, Disability, and

the Superhero
The Silver Age and Beyond

Jos Alaniz

Comics and Narration

Printed casebinding $65.00S

Ebook available

Thierry Groensteen
Translated by Ann Miller

Drawing from Life

Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0256-9

Ebook available

Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

Edited by Jane Tolmie

Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0264-4
Ebook available

Gustave Dor
Twelve Comic Strips

Introduced and translated by

David Kunzle
Printed casebinding $60.00S
Ebook available

The Comics of Chris Ware

Drawing Is a Way of Thinking

Bending Steel
Modernity and the American Superhero

Aldo J. Regalado

Edited by David M. Ball and

Martha B. Kuhlman
Paper $28.00T 978-1-60473-443-0
Ebook available

Printed casebinding $60.00S

Ebook available

A Comics Studies Reader

Edited by Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester
Paper $25.00S 978-1-60473-109-5
Ebook available

Chester Brown

Edited by Dominick Grace and

Eric Hoffman

Insider Histories of Cartooning

Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0252-1

Ebook available

Rediscovering Forgotten Famous

Comics and Their Creators

Robert C. Harvey
Paper $35.00S 978-1-62846-143-5
Ebook available

The Comics of Joe Sacco

Journalism in a Visual World

Edited by Daniel Worden

Printed casebinding $60.00S
Ebook available



Comics and the U.S. South

Edited by Brannon Costello and
Qiana J. Whitted
Paper $30.00S 978-1-61703-945-4
Ebook available

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Japanese Animation

A Mickey Mouse Reader

The Origins of Comics

The Superhero Reader

East Asian Perspectives

Edited by Garry Apgar

From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay

Edited by Masao Yokota and

Tze-yue G. Hu

Cloth $35.00T 978-1-62846-103-9

Ebook available

Edited by Charles Hatfield, Jeet Heer,

and Kent Worcester

Paper $30.00S 978-1-62846-179-4

Ebook available

Thierry Smolderen
Translated by Bart Beaty and
Nick Nguyen
Printed casebinding $50.00T

Peter Bagge

Edited by Kent Worcester

Printed casebinding $40.00S
Ebook available

Paper $30.00S 978-1-61703-806-8

Ebook available

Superheroes on
World Screens
Edited by Rayna Denison and
Rachel Mizsei-Ward
Printed casebinding $60.00S
Ebook available

The System of Comics

Thierry Groensteen
Translated by Bart Beaty and
Nick Nguyen
Paper $25.00S 978-1-60473-259-7
Ebook available

Of Comics and Men

The Joker
A Serious Study of the Clown
Prince of Crime

Edited by Robert Moses Peaslee

and Robert G. Weiner
Printed casebinding $60.00S
Ebook available

A Cultural History of American

Comic Books

Jean-Paul Gabilliet
Translated by Bart Beaty and
Nick Nguyen
Paper $35.00S 978-1-61703-855-6
Ebook available

Rodolphe Tpffer
The Complete Comic Strips

Compiled, translated, and

annotated by David Kunzle
Printed casebinding $65.00S
Ebook available

Toons in Toyland
The Story of Cartoon Character

Tim Hollis
Printed casebinding $40.00T
Ebook available

Wide Awake in Slumberland

Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism
in the Art of Winsor McCay

On the Graphic Novel

Comic Art in Russia

Jos Alaniz
Paper $30.00S 978-1-62846-050-6
Ebook available

Katherine Roeder

Santiago Garca
Translated by Bruce Campbell
Printed casebinding $60.00S
Ebook available

Printed casebinding $60.00S

Ebook available


Will Eisner



Edited by Eric Hoffman and

Dominick Grace

Edited by M. Thomas Inge

Printed casebinding $40.00S

Ebook available

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Paper $25.00T 978-1-61703-127-4

Ebook available




Acting My Face
A Memoir

Anthony James
Cloth $25.00T 978-1-61703-985-0
Ebook available

Barbara Stanwyck
The Miracle Woman

Dan Callahan
Cloth $35.00T 978-1-61703-183-0
Ebook available

Agns Varda

The Crime Films of

Anthony Mann

Douglas Fairbanks and the

American Century

Max Alvarez

John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh

Foreword by Kevin Brownlow
Greeting by Vera Fairbanks

Printed casebinding $60.00S

Ebook available


Edited by T. Jefferson Kline

Cloth $45.00S 978-1-62846-006-3

Ebook available

Eric Rohmer

Paper $25.00T 978-1-4968-0249-1

Ebook available


Edited by Fiona Handyside

Paper $25.00T 978-1-4968-0250-7
Ebook available

Fred Zinnemann and the

Cinema of Resistance
J. E. Smyth
Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0255-2
Ebook available

Baz Luhrmann

Edited by Tom Ryan

Printed casebinding $50.00S
Ebook available

Ang Lee

Edited by Karla Rae Fuller

Printed casebinding $50.00S
Ebook available

Beyond The Chinese


Dangerous Curves
Heroines, Gender, Fetishism,
and Popular Culture

Jeffrey A. Brown
Paper $30.00S 978-1-61703-940-9
Ebook available

Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural


Crystal S. Anderson
Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0253-8

Brian De Palmas Split-Screen

Garden of Dreams

A Life in Film

The Life of Simone Signoret

Douglas Keesey

Patricia A. DeMaio

Printed casebinding $55.00S

Ebook available

The Comic Book Film

Exploring Modern Hollywoods
Leading Genre

Liam Burke

Barbara Kopple

Printed casebinding $60.00S

Ebook available

Edited by Gregory Brown

Printed casebinding $50.00S
Ebook available



Cloth $35.00T 978-1-60473-569-7

Ebook available

Gloria Swanson
D. A. Pennebaker

Edited by Keith Beattie and

Trent Griffiths
Printed casebinding $50.00S
Ebook available

Ready for Her Close-Up

Tricia Welsch
Cloth $35.00T 978-1-61703-749-8
Ebook available

Harmony Korine

Edited by Eric Kohn

Paper $25.00T 978-1-4968-0463-1
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Hearths of Darkness

Lew Ayres

Marilyn Monroe

Stanley Kubrick

The Family in the American Horror Film,

Updated Edition

Hollywoods Conscientious Objector

A Life of the Actress, Revised and Updated

Adapting the Sublime

Lesley L. Coffin
Foreword by Marya E. Gates

Carl Rollyson

Elisa Pezzotta

Paper $28.00T 978-1-61703-978-2

Ebook available

Printed casebinding $60.00S

Ebook available

Tony Williams
Paper $40.00S 978-1-62846-107-7
Ebook available

Cloth $35.00T 978-1-61703-637-8

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Mary Wickes

Hip Hop on Film

Performance Culture, Urban Space,
and Genre Transformation in the 1980s

I Know Ive Seen That Face Before

Steven Spielberg

Steve Taravella

A Biography, Second Edition

Kimberley Monteyne

Cloth $40.00T 978-1-60473-905-3

Ebook available

Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0262-0

Ebook available

The Presidents Ladies

Joseph McBride
Paper $30.00T 978-1-60473-836-0
Ebook available

Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis

Hollywood Madonna

Bernard F. Dick

Loretta Young

Cloth $35.00T 978-1-61703-980-5

Ebook available

Bernard F. Dick
Cloth $35.00T 978-1-61703-079-6
Ebook available

Madeline Kahn
Being the Music, A Life

William V. Madison
Cloth $35.00T 978-1-61703-761-0
Ebook available

Werner Herzog

Making and Remaking Horror

in the 1970s and 2000s


Edited by Eric Ames

Why Dont They Do It Like They Used To?

Paper $25.00T 978-1-4968-0251-4

Ebook available

David Roche
Paper $30.00S 978-1-4968-0254-5
Ebook available

The Search for Sam Goldwyn

Carol Easton
Foreword by Carl Rollyson

Hollywood Unknowns
A History of Extras, Bit Players,
and Stand-Ins

Paper $28.00T 978-1-61703-999-7

Ebook available

Anthony Slide

The Writing Dead

Talking Terror with TVs Top
Horror Writers

Thomas Fahy
Printed casebinding $50.00S
Ebook available

Cloth $40.00S 978-1-61703-474-9

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Sitting Pretty

Joan Blondell

Clifton Webb and David L. Smith

Foreword by Robert Wagner

Zachary Scott

Cloth $35.00T 978-1-60473-996-1

Ebook available

Ronald L. Davis

The Life and Times of Clifton Webb

A Life between Takes

Matthew Kennedy
Paper $25.00T 978-1-62846-181-7
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A Special Relationship

Edited by Robert Moses Peaslee

and Robert G. Weiner
Printed casebinding $60.00S
Ebook available

Paper $25.00S 978-1-61703-907-2

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Britain Comes to Hollywood and

Hollywood Comes to Britain

The Joker
A Serious Study of the Clown
Prince of Crime

Hollywoods Sophisticated Cad

Mama Roses Turn

The True Story of Americas Most
Notorious Stage Mother

Carolyn Quinn

Anthony Slide
Printed casebinding $45.00S
Ebook available

Cloth $35.00T 978-1-61703-853-2

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An Alphabet
Walter Anderson
Paper $20.00T 978-0-87805-573-9

Blues Traveling
The Holy Sites of Delta Blues, Third Edition

Steve Cheseborough
Paper $22.00T 978-1-60473-124-8
Ebook available

Christmas Stories
from Mississippi
Edited by Judy H. Tucker
and Charline R. McCord
Illustrated by Wyatt Waters
Cloth $30.00T 978-1-57806-381-9

The Civil War in Mississippi

Fish and Wildlife

A Handbook for Mississippi Landowners

Adam T. Rohnke and

James L. Cummins
Printed casebinding $50.00T

Growing Up in Mississippi
Edited by Judy H. Tucker and
Charline R. McCord
Foreword by Richard Ford
Illustrated by Wyatt Waters
Cloth $25.00T 978-1-934110-71-3

Major Campaigns and Battles

Michael B. Ballard
Paper $28.00T 978-1-62846-170-1
Ebook available

Hurricane Katrina
From Midnight to Guntown

The Mississippi Story

True Crime Stories from a

James Patterson Smith

Choctaw Tales

Federal Prosecutor in Mississippi

Collected and annotated by Tom Mould

Foreword by Chief Phillip Martin

John Hailman

Cloth $35.00T 978-1-61703-023-9

Ebook available

Paper $25.00T 978-1-57806-683-4

Ebook available

Coming Home to Mississippi

Paper $25.00T 978-1-4968-0259-0

Ebook available

Edited by Charline R. McCord

and Judy H. Tucker
Illustrated by Wyatt Waters
Cloth $25.00T 978-1-61703-766-5
Ebook available

Delta Dogs
Maude Schuyler Clay
Introduction by Brad Watson
Essay by Beth Ann Fennelly

Juke Joint

Cloth $35.00T 978-1-62846-008-7

Photographs by Birney Imes

Introductory essay by Richard Ford

Ed Kings Mississippi

Cloth $45.00T 978-1-61703-692-7

Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer

Rev. Ed King and Trent Watts

Christmas Memories
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Polly Dement
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Sentinels of Stone

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Randy Fertel

Shane K. Bernard
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The House that

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Eyes of an Eagle
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The Cajuns
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The French Quarter

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Creole Trombone

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Americanization of a People

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Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

John McCusker

Inventing New Orleans

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Writings of Lafcadio Hearn

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Dictionary of Louisiana French

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Robert W. Hastings
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A Novel

Erna Brodber
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William Faulkner
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Elizabeth Spencer
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Martha R. Field
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A Unique Slant of Light

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New Orleans in Transition, 19611970

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Edward F. Haas
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The History and Passion of Latino Cooking

Zella Palmer Cuadra

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Shane K. Bernard
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Sacred Light

Voodoo Queen
The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau

Martha Ward
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Holy Places in Louisiana

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Women Pioneers of the

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New Orleans Cuisine

Une Belle Maison

Fourteen Signature Dishes and

The Lombard Plantation House in

Their Histories

New Orleanss Bywater

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S. Frederick Starr
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New Orleans Memories

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Carolyn Kolb
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Second Line Rescue

You Are Where You Eat

Stories and Recipes from the

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Elsa Hahne

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