Sordid a Southern Scandal

Author: M. A. Rhodes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1541393805
Release Date: 2017-01-06

Scandal rocks a quiet Southern city. A prominent society family is torn apart. It's the story of the century, from the city's most exclusive west-side subdivisions to the poverty-riddled neighborhoods east of downtown. In probing the roots of a complex, intertwining set of adulterous relationships, this novel delves into the nature of love and friendship and the responsibilities of the privileged classes toward the less fortunate.

Sordid the Anatomy of a Scandal

Author: M. A. Rhodes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1537143891
Release Date: 2016-09-30

Scandal rocks a quiet Southern city. A prominent society family is ripped apart. A wealthy banker and his wife are caught in affairs with lovers half their age. Two young men, best friends since high school despite their widely disparate backgrounds, are each guarding a secret that would destroy most friendships. Reaching back nearly four decades to probe the roots of the scandal, this gripping novel delves into the nature of love and friendship, the lust for vengeance, and the responsibilities of the privileged classes toward the less fortunate.

Southern Sons

Author: Lorri Glover
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801884985
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

Southern Sons, the first work in masculinity studies to concentrate on the early South, explores how young men of the southern gentry came of age between the 1790s and the 1820s. Lorri Glover examines how standards for manhood came about, how young men experienced them in the early South, and how those values transformed many American sons into southern nationalists who ultimately would conspire to tear apart the republic they had been raised to lead. This was the first generation of boys raised to conceive of themselves as Americans, as well as the first cohort of self-defined southern men. They had to pass exacting tests of manhood—in education, refinement, courting, careers, and slave mastery. Only then could they join the ranks of the elite and claim power in society. "Glover's new study of southern elite manhood in the new nation is an important contribution to southern history as well as to gender history."— William and Mary Quarterly " Southern Sons is an impressive work, certain to influence—and perhaps even reshape—Southern social and cultural history for years to come, as well as the history of American masculinities."— The Historian "We read about young men who exhibited a lifelong negotiation with authority, with society's expectations, with one another, and eventually with the North... Well written, meticulously researched."— Journal of the Early Republic Lorri Glover is the John Francis Bannon Professor in the Department of History at Saint Louis University. She is the author of All Our Relations: Blood Ties and Emotional Bonds among the Early South Carolina Gentry, also published by Johns Hopkins, and coauthor with Daniel Blake Smith of The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown: The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America.

A Southern Renaissance

Author: Richard H. King
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195030433
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Literary Criticism

This perceptive study of a major cultural movement shows how Southern writers of 1930 t0 1955 tried to come to terms with Southern tradition, and discusses the resulting body of significant literature - fiction, poetry, memoirs, and historical writing.

Southern Reporter

ISBN: MINN:31951D02207212B
Release Date: 1918
Genre: Law reports, digests, etc

Includes the decisions of the Supreme Courts of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi, the Appellate Courts of Alabama and, Sept. 1928/Jan. 1929-Jan./Mar. 1941, the Courts of Appeal of Louisiana.

The 1988 Presidential Election in the South

Author: Laurence W. Moreland
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275931455
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: History

The decisive Republican victory in the 1988 Presidential and statewide elections in the South is the focus of this volume, which seeks to illuminate the events relevant to the contest and identify the resulting trends in political activity which will characterize future developments in the region. Arranged to provide both a Southwide and state-by-state review, each chapter highlights the unique political complexion of the state being discussed and also shows how its character fits into the overall picture of a constantly changing Southern political profile. Together they form a comprehensive analysis of the impact of the Republican success on the South as both a unified political voice and as an area rich in diversity.

Dixie Lullaby

Author: Mark Kemp
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820328723
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Music

An exploration of how rock musicians from the 1970s and 1980s helped a generation of southern Americans come to terms with their complex racial past discusses the particular impact of interracial bands and white bands who incorporated ethnic styles. Reprint.

The Promise of the New South

Author: Edward L. Ayers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199724555
Release Date: 2007-09-07
Genre: History

At a public picnic in the South in the 1890s, a young man paid five cents for his first chance to hear the revolutionary Edison talking machine. He eagerly listened as the soundman placed the needle down, only to find that through the tubes he held to his ears came the chilling sounds of a lynching. In this story, with its blend of new technology and old hatreds, genteel picnics and mob violence, Edward Ayers captures the history of the South in the years between Reconstruction and the turn of the century. Ranging from the Georgia coast to the Tennessee mountains, from the power brokers to tenant farmers, Ayers depicts a land of startling contrasts. Ayers takes us from remote Southern towns, revolutionized by the spread of the railroads, to the statehouses where Democratic Redeemers swept away the legacy of Reconstruction; from the small farmers, trapped into growing nothing but cotton, to the new industries of Birmingham; from abuse and intimacy in the family to tumultuous public meetings of the prohibitionists. He explores every aspect of society, politics, and the economy, detailing the importance of each in the emerging New South. Central to the entire story is the role of race relations, from alliances and friendships between blacks and whites to the spread of Jim Crows laws and disfranchisement. The teeming nineteenth-century South comes to life in these pages. When this book first appeared in 1992, it won a broad array of prizes and was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. The citation for the National Book Award declared Promise of the New South a vivid and masterfully detailed picture of the evolution of a new society. The Atlantic called it "one of the broadest and most original interpretations of southern history of the past twenty years.

South Africa

Author: John Bradley
Publisher: Modern Overland
ISBN: 9781609870676
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Travel

Explores the region's history, culture, and wildlife and offers advice on where to eat and stay and what to see.

Southern Writers

Author: Joseph M. Flora
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807131237
Release Date: 2006-06-21
Genre: Reference

This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.

A Payroll to Meet

Author: David Whitford
Publisher: Bison Books
ISBN: 0803255705
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Education

Southern Methodist University in Dallas is one of numerous prestigious universities in Texas. The schoolOCOs football team was the pride of the university and the city. Before the late 1970s, however, the relatively small school had trouble recruiting and struggled to keep up with the big-time football universities that were often more than double its size. Under pressure to compete, the SMU football program engaged in ethics, rules, and recruiting violations for years. When the corruption came to light, the NCAA handed out its most serious punishment in the history of college sportsOCothe OC death penaltyOCOOCowhich cancelled the teamOCOs entire 1987 schedule. In "A Payroll to Meet," author David Whitford details the MustangsOCO descent into corruption and the fallout when it was discovered. Most egregiously, the football program ran a huge slush fund that was used to pay players from the mid-1970s through 1986. Bill Clements, chairman of the SMU board and soon to be reelected governor of Texas, knew all about the slush fund before the NCAA did. He opted, however, to phase out the payments rather than stop them immediately, for fear that angry players might go public and create still more problems for SMU. Clements and the athletic director Bob Hitch decided that the football program had OC a payroll to meet.OCO a"

Southern Reporter

ISBN: UCAL:B3503849
Release Date: 1937
Genre: Law reports, digests, etc

Includes the decisions of the Supreme Courts of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi, the Appellate Courts of Alabama and, Sept. 1928/Jan. 1929-Jan./Mar. 1941, the Courts of Appeal of Louisiana.