Category Archives: southern history

Larry Eugene Rivers’ recent University of Illinois Press book, Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida has earned the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award from the Florida Historical Society. Using a variety of sources such as slaveholders’ wills … Continue reading

This week the Los Angeles Times published a sparkling review of Stephen Wade’s new book The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience. “Musician and folklorist Stephen Wade dissects and celebrates the vast diversity of American culture in The … Continue reading

On August 27, 2012, we will publish a paperback edition of Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC, edited by Faith S. Holsaert, Martha Prescod Norman Noonan, Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson, Jean Smith Young, and Dorothy … Continue reading

In 1929 a drifter named Connie Franklin was killed in the Arkansas Ozarks and his teenage fiancé was raped. Five local men were arrested for the crimes. On the eve of the murder trial, the dead man reappeared to testify on … Continue reading

Stephen Wade’s forthcoming book The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience will be published in September 2012. Visit Stephen’s information page for details on his new CD and upcoming concert dates.

Brooks Blevins, author of the new book Ghost of the Ozarks: Murder and Memory in the Upland South, was recently interviewed for the Ozarks Public Radio segment Sense of Place. “For this installment, KSMU’s Emma Wilson interviews the author of … Continue reading

Dr. Jarod Roll received the 2011 Missouri History Book Award at a ceremony in Columbia’s Tiger Hotel on November 5. Roll won the award for his book, Spirit of Rebellion: Labor and Religion in the New Cotton South. The State … Continue reading

A Reading from Spirits of Just Men by Charles Thompson from Charles D. Thompson on Vimeo.   See how you can help fund, via a Kickstarter campaign, the documentary film project for Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen … Continue reading

The October/November 2011 issue of Garden & Gun magazine includes Clyde Edgerton’s review of Charles Thompson’s new book Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World. “[Thompson's] book is a fabulous and … Continue reading

Religion in American History has published a three part interview with Erik Gellman and Jarod Roll, authors of the new book The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor’s Southern Prophets in New Deal America. Q: You discuss in one footnote … Continue reading