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Southern Cultures

Edited by Harry Watson, UNC Chapel Hill, and Marcie Cohen Ferris, UNC Chapel Hill

Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 25, 2019

Size: 7” x 10”, average length 125 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1068-8218


UNC Press joins with the UNC Center for the Study of the American South in publishing Southern Cultures. Founded by John Shelton Reed, this award-winning journal explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, and art of the South. Each issue includes articles and essays; reviews of books, museum exhibitions, films, and sound recordings; and regular features, such as “South Polls,” which present public opinion polls on topics of regional interest. For more information, visit the Southern Cultures website.

Malinda Maynor Lowery is an associate professor in the Department of History and is director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Marcie Cohen Ferris is associate professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Harry Watson and Marcie Cohen Ferris

Executive Editor

Ayse Erginer

Deputy Editor & Art Director

Emily Wallace

Associate Editor

Emma Calabrese

Poetry Editor

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Music Editor

Aaron Smithers

Scholarly Outreach

Kathy Roberts

Media & Production

Ashley Melzer

Editorial Assistants

Marina Greenfeld

Mitra Norowzi

Editorial Fellow

Katharine Henry

Founding Editor

John Shelton Reed

Table of Contents

Winter 2019: Here/Away

Front Porch
by Marcie Cohen Ferris

A Traveler’s Tale
by Karida L. Brown

The Original Southerners: American Indians, the Civil War, and Confederate Memory
by Malinda Maynor Lowery

Photo Essay

Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897–1922
by Margaret Sartor

Strange Fruit and Patriotic Flowers: E. McKnight Kauffer’s Illustrated South
by Mary A. Knighton

Lines Drawn

Curers, Charms, and Curses / Meddygon, Swynion, a Melltithion: Celebrating the Shared Folk Cultures of Appalachia and Wales
curated by Peter Stevenson

The Grey Gardens of the South
by Karen L. Cox

Upbeat Down South

Jazz and the Magic City: An Alabama Diaspora
by Burgin Mathews

Lines Drawn

400: A Collective Flight of Memory
curated by Jamaal Barber

“Now We Work Just as One”: The United Farm Workers in Florida Citrus, 1972–1977
by Terrell Orr

Beyond Grits and Gravy

Feijoada and Hoppin’ John: Dishing the African Diaspora in Brazil and the United States
by Olivia Ware Terenzio

Not Forgotten

Each Other’s Company
by Bill Smith

Mason–Dixon Lines

Three Endearments
poetry by Anna Lena Phillips Bell

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