The past is not dead : essays from the Southern quarterly / edited by Douglas B. Chambers, with Kenneth Watson ; foreword by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw. - Jackson : University Press of Mississippi for the Southern Quarterly, ©2012. - 1 online resource (xlvii, 367 pages) - JSTOR eBooks .

"A collection of [twenty-one representative] literary and historical essays that will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Southern Quarterly ... (founded in 1962) dedicated to southern studies. ... this essay collection features the best work published in the journal. Essays represent every decade of the journal's history. Topics range from historical essays ... to literary essays ... Important regional subjects ... are given special attention"--Publisher's note.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Cover; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION: The Southern Quarterly and Southern Studies The Voice of Humane Learning; Part I: 1960s; Levee Building and the Settlement of the Yazoo Basin; From Enchantment to Disillusionment: A Southern Editor Views the New Deal; Some Mississippi Views of American Federalism, 1817-1900; Part II: 1970s; "Harmony with the Dead": James Dickey's Descent into the Underworld; Pat Harrison and the Social Security Act of 1935; The Southern Belle as an Antebellum Ideal; A Sense of Place and the Americanization of Mississippi; Part III: 1980s.

The Past Is Not Dead is a collection of twenty-one literary and historical essays that will mark the 50th anniversary of the Southern Quarterly, one of the oldest scholarly journals (founded in 1962) dedicated to southern studies. Like its companion volume, Personal Souths, The Past Is Not Dead features the best of the work published in the journal. Essays represent every decade of the journal's history, from the 1960s to the 2000s. Topics covered range from historical essays on the French and Indian War, the New Deal, and Emmett Till's influence on the Black Panther Party to literary figures including Willaim Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Eudora Welty and Carson McCullers. Important regional subjects like the Natchez Trace, the Yazoo Basin, the Choctaw Indians, and Mississippi blues are given special attention.

9781617033056 1617033057 1283855690 9781283855693 1280691603 9781280691607

22573/ctt211k8w JSTOR

2012002775


American literature--History and criticism.--Southern States

PS261 / .P37 2012

814/.54080975