Affirming the Affirmative By Jack Bass Vol. 17, No. 1, 1995, pp. 1-3 In the middle of the current debate over affirmative action, a moment taken to revisit recent history turns out to be surprising, ironic, and instructive. Readers with
Gone Country: Cecelia Tichi and the Politics of Writing About Country Music By David E. Whisnant Vol. 17, No. 1, 1995 pp. 4-10 Cecelia Tichi, High Lonesome: The American Culture of Country Music. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press,
Race and Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana By Adam Fairclough Vol. 17, No. 1, 1995 pp. 12-18 When I began this study, in 1987, my perceptions of the civil rights movement had been formed during ten years of
Ayers v. Fordice: An Update By Faye McDonald Smith Vol. 17, No. 1, 1995 p. 19 In our last issue, (Winter ’94), we ran a detailed article about the twenty-year-old Ayers desegregation case of higher education in Mississippi. In March
A Day Late? By David J. Garrow Vol. 17, No. 1, 1995 pp. 20-23 Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South by John Egerton (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 704 pp. $35.).
‘Walking from the Tombigbee’ An Introduction to Minnie Bruce Pratt By Kim Whitehead Vol. 17, No. 1, 1995 pp. 23-27 In the mid-1950s, Minnie Bruce Pratt’s mother worked as a social worker and sometimes took her daughter along when she