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"The republication of Yazoo offers a powerful, cautionary tale for those who insist the nation has transcended its historic racial divide. In the tradition of other notable southern transplants--James Weldon Johnson, Richard Wright, Taylor Branch, and C. Vann Woodward--Morris writes perceptively about the tortured interaction between white supremacy and black self-preservation. Yazoo masterfully combines subjective reflection with objective reporting."
--Steven Lawson, professor emeritus, Rutgers University, and author of Civil Rights Crossroads
"Those who have never read Yazoo will benefit from this new edition for two special reasons: Jennifer Jensen Wallach's introduction, which provides useful historical perspective, and an afterword by JoAnne Prichard Morris, the author's widow, which gives us a personal portrait of the man during his last years back home in Mississippi. The book itself is a classic portrayal of the South's barbarism flailing against its enduring humanity."
--Roy Reed, retired New York Times civil rights reporter and author of the forthcoming memoir Beware of Limbo Dancers