Category Archives: southern history

Last week the Religion in American History blog published a complimentary piece on Erik Gellman and Jarod Roll’s new book The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor’s Southern Prophets in New Deal America. “Roll and Gellman’s book is in part a … Continue reading

This morning Berfrois—Intellectual Jousting in the Republic of Letters—is featuring an excerpt from Charles Thompson’s new book Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World. “‘What did he sell there?’ I asked. … Continue reading

During Charles Thompson’s book signing at Book Expo, C-Span’s Book-TV stopped by to interview the author about his new book Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World.

Charles Thompson, author of the new book Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World, was a recent guest on North Carolina Public Radio’s The State of Things. “Charlie Thompson wanted to … Continue reading

Charles D. Thompson Jr. signing copies of his new book Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World in the University of Illinois Press booth at Book Expo.

Jarod Roll’s book Spirit of Rebellion: Labor and Religion in the New Cotton South has been awarded the Working Class Studies Association’s 2011 C.L.R. James Award for best published book for academic or general audiences. Spirit of Rebellion reveals how ordinary rural … Continue reading

Charles D. Thompson Jr, author of the new book Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World, will sign copies at Book Expo in New York. The signing event will be in the University … Continue reading

Right now a man-made flood is inundating part of Missouri after the US Army Corps of Engineers ‘activated’ the Bird’s Point-New Madrid Spillway by dynamiting the riverfront levee guarding parts of Mississippi and New Madrid counties in order to reduce … Continue reading

Basketball fans around the country are being swept up this week in the annual “March Madness.”  The first week of competition in the NCAA men’s tournament includes the infamous one-sided matchups between the powerhouse #1 seeded teams and their lowly … Continue reading

The February 15, 2011, issue of Kirkus Reviews features an early endorsement of Charles D. Thompson’s forthcoming book Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World (University of Illinois Press, May 2011). “Thompson brings the … Continue reading