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Historic Photos of Mississippi
     

Historic Photos of Mississippi

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by Anne B McKee
 

Imagine a ride with the Mississippi mockingbird as it soars through the Mississippi skies. Beginning in the land of Elvis at Tupelo, one moves down to the Piney Woods of East Central Mississippi where the ground is covered with fragrant pine straw and where Choctaw moccasins once walked the trails. Then turn south where the ocean waves swell upon sandy beaches and

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Imagine a ride with the Mississippi mockingbird as it soars through the Mississippi skies. Beginning in the land of Elvis at Tupelo, one moves down to the Piney Woods of East Central Mississippi where the ground is covered with fragrant pine straw and where Choctaw moccasins once walked the trails. Then turn south where the ocean waves swell upon sandy beaches and sea gulls hover and squawk in the breeze. Continue onward to the mansions of historic Natchez and the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta where the blues reigns supreme. Finally, swoop down toward Old Man River, the majestic Mississippi, and skim across its yellow waters. The waters have seen war and defeat, loss and love, heartbreaks and triumphs. No sentiments need speaking. Only the sweet songs of the mockingbird are required to understand a land whose beauty is second only to the strength of its people. Through nearly 200 images printed in vivid black-and-white, with brief introductions and captions, Historic Photos of Mississippi takes the viewer on a flightpath to key points of interest in historic Mississippi.

Editorial Reviews

Jackson Free Press
Throughout the book, McKee gives viewers a visual tour through the good and bad periods of Mississippi history. The photos give us a glimpse of war waged, floods, the effects of the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement. Yet, we also see the beginnings of Millsaps College and the beautiful architecture of stately southern homes with natural décor of Spanish moss and magnolia.

McKee quotes William Faulkner in her book, writing: "To understand the world, you must first understand Mississippi." The photos that she has collected help bring a little bit of that understanding to light.
thewritersporch.blogspot
This is a beautiful coffee table book depicting our state. The Civil War pictures are incredible! Seeing these photos really brings Mississippi History front and center for me. No one from Mississippi should be without this book!!!
vivirparacontarla-kayra.blogspot
Whoever said a picture is worth a thousand words was right. That's the case with this book "Historic Photos of Mississippi".

The book is filled with photographs and its divided in four sections. Each section tells part of the story of the Magnolia State in pictures. You will not find lengthy discussions about each picture but in reality they are not needed. Each photo in this book speaks for itself.

Perfect for someone who loves the state of Mississippi, and wants to reminiscence about the good ol' days.
Clarion-Ledger
"Historic Photos Of Mississippi" is rich in our states resources of, long ago timber trails and the logging industry into the rolling hills of Vicksburg. The journey starts near the birth place of Elvis Presley, weaving an intriguing path among the Piney Woods of East Central Mississippi, through the Choctaw nation. The path continues down South toward the rich antebellum homes of Natchez, the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, then the sweeping beautiful Mississippi River where the muddy waters have seen their share of: war, defeat, loss and love. Ms. McKee's book is hard to put down once you've picked it up, you will get lost in our wonderfully rich Mississippi Heritage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596525283
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Historic Photos Series
Pages:
206
Sales rank:
802,799
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Anne B. McKee is a literary and performing artist. She is listed on the Mississippi Artist Roster sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission. McKee contributes to the arts community in her roles as a storyteller, humorist, public speaker, writer, creator of historic literary events, and work on Mississippi heritage projects. She teaches creative writing workshops and serves as a guest playwright for several community theaters. One of the joys of her life is to teach school students through her originally written program "Loving Mississippi," in which she uplifts the accomplishments of famous Mississippians. Native to the state, McKee's love and support for Mississippi began in childhood as she sat at the knees of relatives to learn the Mississippi story-a story for her that is always new and fresh. Be it a short story, poem, play, or presentation, McKee's work is always about Mississippi, its good people, and its natural beauty.

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Historic Photos of Mississippi 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mom2tnt More than 1 year ago
Mississippi's history is as thick and rich as the summer heat. Just like a Mississippi summer, I found that the best way to enjoy this wonderful coffee table style book from Turner Publishing was on the front porch with a big tall glass of iced tea. As a little girl growing up in Vicksburg, I heard the stories of the Civil War, the siege and how the families had to live. Seeing the photo on page 8 brought to life all I heard about the caves dug into the sides of the hills and how families hid from Union troops. Seeing photos of a covered bridge over the river here in Jackson where prisoners were held piqued my curiosity as to if that is now where the stack exists. We took our boys to the recently refurbished Meridian Opera house for a play. What a joy to be able to show the original photos from when the Opera house was built and its incredible interior. My in-laws will be interested in seeing the original photo of Boler Inn in Union. That is my husband's hometown and where General Sherman decided to "stay" when he slashed through central Mississippi. This book has been divided into time segments: Civil War and Survival (1860-1899) The Joy of the Golden Age (1900-1919) Depression Years and Singing the Blues (1920-1939) War in Europe and Struggles at Home (1940-1970s) Not only is this book a historic book about our state, it is a collector's item for anyone who is a Mississippian. It would be an amazing gift for the upcoming Father's Day, a history buff, or as a keepsake for family who may have moved away. As for me, I will be keeping my copy.