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Letters to the Editors
Who Is a Southerner?
 “‘You seem to be saying that The Beverly Hillbillies and The Dukes of Hazard types are the real southerners.'”

Front Porch
by Harry L. Watson
 “Appearing in thirty million copies worldwide and almost two hundred foreign editions, the story of Rhett and Scarlett has conveyed something irresistible to readers almost everywhere, surely including many who couldn’t tell Stone Mountain from Mount Rushmore.”


Teaching Gone with the Wind in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
by Mart Stewart
“‘There were a lot of Scarletts in Vietnam after 1975.'”

“An Oasis of Order”
The Citadel, the 1960s, and the Vietnam Antiwar Movement

by Alex Macaulay
“Pat Conroy, a 1967 Citadel graduate, recounts the horrors of his freshman year in gruesome detail. In My Losing Season, Conroy describes the plebe system he endured as ‘mind-numbing, savage, unrelenting, and base.'”


Friday Night Heroes
Small-Town Wrestling in Tennessee

by Joseph Shay
 “The crowd was at a fever pitch, seemingly waiting for an excuse to tear something apart. Would it be me?”


Mason-Dixon Lines 
“Shooting the Breeze” and “Chiaroscuro”
two poems by Edison Jennings
“Only later would I learn
about the great-winged vultures the long-gone pharaohs deified…”

Beyond Grits and Gravy 
Queuing up for Q in London’s East End
by John Shelton Reed
 “He remembers seeing a man from the Church of Christ cooking a steer with some apparatus involving chicken wire, an oil-rig pipe, and a hole in the ground. He also remembers playing cowboys and Indians with a young Billy Clinton.”

Not Forgotten 
Reimagining the South
by William F. Winter
   “Now it is time to talk about what we are called on to do in this latter day South. Now it is time for us to have an accounting of just where we are.”


Alice Fahs and Joan Waugh, Editors
The Memory of the Civil War in American Culture
reviewed by W. Fitzhugh Brundage
 “Soon after the Civil War Americans understood that the way they remembered the Civil War would define their nation.”

James L. Peacock, Harry L. Watson, and Carrie R. Matthews, Editors
The American South in a Global World

James C. Cobb and William Stueck, Editors 
Globalization and the American South
reviewed by

Jon Smith and Deborah Cohn, Editors
Look Away! The U.S. South in New World Studies

reviewed by David A. Davis
 “Perhaps the question to ponder now is how will the South change the globe?”

Robert F. Pace
Halls of Honor: College Men in the Old South
reviewed by Peter S. Carmichael
 “These young men, facing an unpredictable future, were wrought with anxiety and desperate for their families and friends to see them as men.”