Deep South

Deep South
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date
Category Travel
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780544323520
Rating 4/5 from 12 reviews
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One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America -- the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It's these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux's keen traveler's eye. On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road "the plantation." He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families -- the unsung heroes of the south, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without. From the writer whose "great mission has always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself -- and thus, to challenge us" (Boston Globe), Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike.

Deep South
  • Author : Paul Theroux
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29

One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in

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Deep South
  • Author : Paul Theroux
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2015-09-03

SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER Winner of the Stanford Dolman Lifetime Contribution to Travel Writing Award 2020 Beloved travel writer Paul Theroux turns his attention to America, exploring the landscapes and communities of his homeland as an outsider for the first time For the past fifty years, Paul Theroux has travelled

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Deep South
  • Author : Paul Theroux
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29

“Theroux’s eye for landscape remains as sharp as ever . . . It’s Theroux’s remarkable gift for getting strangers to reveal themselves that makes going along for this ride worthwhile.” — New York Times Book Review Paul Theroux has spent the past fifty years roaming the globe, describing his encounters with

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Photographs of the Deep South
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015

Volume 2 includes the essay "A Visit with William Eggleston in Mephis".

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Deep South
  • Author : Allison Davis,Burleigh Bradford Gardner,Mary R. Gardner
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2009

First published in 1941, Deep South is the cooperative effort of a team of social anthropologists to document the economic, racial, and cultural character of the Jim Crow South through a study of a representative rural Mississippi community. Researchers Allison Davis, Burleigh B. Gardner, and Mary R. Gardner lived among the

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Oil in the Deep South
  • Author : Dudley J. Hughes
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 1993

Prevented the oil and gas from crossing into adjoining states. This is the first book to document the history of the petroleum business in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. It records a statistical and chronological summary and highlights the many people and companies involved in the oil industry during its early

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Sex  Race  and Science
  • Author : Edward J. Larson
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 1996-10-11

"Larson's thoughtful analysis of issues involved when the state intervenes in the reproductive decisions of its citizens is both timely and persuasive." -- Journal of American History

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Deep South
  • Author : Nevada Barr
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2001

When park ranger Anna Pigeon stumbles on the corpse of a girl with a noose around her neck, she is plunged into a murder investigation with serious racial overtones in the heart of the Deep South. By the author of Liberty Falling. Reprint.

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The Deepest South of All
  • Author : Richard Grant
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01

Bestselling travel writer Richard Grant offers an entertaining and profound look at a city like no other. Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth was built on slavery and cotton. Today it has the greatest concentration of antebellum mansions in the

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Lynching and Murder in the Deep South
  • Author : Michael V. Uschan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006

Describes the history of lynching in the South after the Civil War, including the increase in violence and brutal treatment of the victims, a demographic look at those who formed lynch mobs, and the efforts undertaken to prevent lynching.

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Deep South Dispatch
  • Author : John N. Herbers
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2018-04-12

Former New York Times correspondent John N. Herbers (1923-2017), who covered the civil rights movement for more than a decade, has produced Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist, a compelling story of national and historical significance. Born in the South during a time of entrenched racial segregation,

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Plants of Deep South Texas
  • Author : Alfred Richardson,Ken King
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-28

A Field Guide to the Woody and Flowering Species Covering the almost three million acres of southernmost Texas known as the Lower Rio Grande Valley, this user-friendly guide is an essential reference for nature enthusiasts, farmers and ranchers, professional botanists, and anyone interested in the plant life of Texas. Alfred

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Patrolling Chaos
  • Author : Robert Lee Maril
  • Publisher : Texas Tech University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-08

Focuses on twelve typical Border Patrol agents over a two-year period.

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Tongues of Flame
  • Author : Mary Ward Brown
  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release Date : 1993-08-30

These beautifully crafted stories depict the changing relationships between black and white southerners, the impact of the civil rights movement, and the emergence of the New South. Mary Ward Brown is a storyteller in the tradition of such powerful 20th-century writers as William Faulkner, Harper Lee, Flannery O'Connor, and Eudora

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Reports
  • Author : United States. Federal Power Commission
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1964

Read online Reports written by United States. Federal Power Commission, published by which was released on 1964. Download full Reports Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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