Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners

Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780932112781
Publisher: Blair
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 830,417
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Hal Crowther is an award-winning critic and essayist, a journalist whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Granta, and Narrative magazines, among many others, and in the Oxford American, where his column “Dealer’s Choice” was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. His columns and reviews have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Spectator, and many independent weeklies and journals. A recipient of the Baltimore Sun’s Mencken Award for Writing, he is the author of four essay collections and An Infuriating American: The Incendiary Arts of H.L. Mencken. For his third collection of essays, Gather at the River, he was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle prize for criticism. He lives in Hillsborough, NC, with his wife, novelist Lee Smith.

Table of Contents


by Hal Crowther

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Silas House

  • Introduction

  • Molly Ivins, The Red Rose of Texas

  • John Hope Franklin, A Long View, Unsweetened

  • Father Thomas Berry, Deep Greens and Blues

  • Lance Corporal Brian Anderson, A Farewell to Arms

  • James Dickey, The Last Wolverine

  • Sister Evelyn Mattern, Confession, Dedicated to a Fighting Nun

  • James Still, A Man of the World

  • Marshall Frady, Son of a Preacher Man

  • Kirk Varnedoe, A Prophet from Savannah

  • Jesse Winchester, The Tennessee Kid

  • Anne Braden, An Embarrassing Woman

  • Tommy Thompson,The Last Song of Father Banjo

  • Eubie Blake, A Century of Ragtime

  • Judy Bonds, This Land is Your Land

  • Frank M. Johnson, The Last Southern Hero

  • Jesse Helms, The Last of His Kind?

  • Will Campbell, God’s Will

  • George Wallace, Requiem for a Bantamweight

  • Doc Watson, But Now I See

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