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with more than 50,000 annual readers in over 70 countries, in more than 1500 colleges and universities, and in homes throughout the South and the world

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You can READ Southern Cultures by Subject and/or READ by Issue. If you can’t access it through Project Muse, you can still read it in print or save big and download it for Kindle, Nook, or Sony Library Reader, all of which are compatible with most computers. tablets, and phones. (Get the free apps here.)

Our theme issues, many of which include CDs or DVDs: Southern FoodBiographyPhotographyTobaccoHurricane Katrina, the Civil Rights MovementFirst PeoplesEnvironmentSouthern Lives, and the Global South, as well as the ever-popular issues devoted entirely to Music in 200620072009, and 2010. 2011 brought theme issues on The Irish and Memory, as well as our 2nd on Photography and our 5th devoted entirely to Music. In 2012, special theme issues included our 2nd on Food and an election-year Politics Issue. 2013 kicks off with Global Southern Music, with an issue Remembering the Civil War on the way this Fall, and much more to come.

Our signature Interviews with famous SouthernersB.B. KingPete SeegerAlice WalkerAlex HaleyEudora WeltyWalker EvansRobert Penn WarrenJulian BondSon ThomasWilliam Christenberry, and many others.

A sampling of our authors, artists, and scholarsDoris Betts, David CecelskiJames C. CobbPeter Coclanis, Pat ConroyHal CrowtherDrew Gilpin FaustWilliam Ferris, Allan GurganusSheldon HackneyTrudier Harris,Fred HobsonDoug MarletteMelton McLaurinMichael McFeeRobert MorganMichael O’BrienMichael Parker,Tom Rankin, Shannon RavenelJohn Shelton ReedLouis D. RubinAnne Firor Scott, David SedarisPeter CoclanisAlan ShapiroBland SimpsonLee SmithHenry TaylorTimothy TysonCharles Reagan Wilson, C. Vann Woodward, and many others, including the original letters of Zora Neale Hurston and William Faulkner.

“The rich array of photographs and graphics, and the sincere and effective attempt at readerly appeal, go well beyond what is attempted by most… Southern Cultures is truly impressive.” —Council of Editors of Learned Journals