Southern Cultures

Edited by Harry L. Watson, UNC Chapel Hill, and Marcie Cohen Ferris, UNC Chapel Hill

Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 24, 2018

Size: 7” x 10”, average length 125 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1068-8218


UNC Press joins with the UNC Center for the Study of the American South in publishing Southern Cultures. Founded by John Shelton Reed, this award-winning journal explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, and art of the South. Each issue includes articles and essays; reviews of books, museum exhibitions, films, and sound recordings; and regular features, such as “South Polls,” which present public opinion polls on topics of regional interest. For more information, visit the Southern Cultures website.

Malinda Maynor Lowery is an associate professor in the Department of History and is director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Marcie Cohen Ferris is associate professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Harry L. Watson and Marcie Cohen Ferris

Executive Editor

Ayse Erginer

Deputy Editor

Emily Wallace

Associate Editor

Emma Calabrese

Poetry Editor

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Music Editor

Aaron Smithers

Scholarly Outreach

Kathy Roberts

Multimedia Editor

Ashley Melzer



Editorial Assistants

Marina Greenfeld

Mitra Norowzi

Madison Schaper

Editorial Fellow

Katharine Henry

Founding Editor

John Shelton Reed

Table of Contents

Spring 2018

Front Porch
by Marcie Cohen Ferris

“Veiled in Emerald”
Appalachian Ecology
by Diane Roberts

Southern Voices

“We’ve Got to Be Awful Careful or We’re Going to Lose It”
Documenting Life Along Florida’s Matanzas River
by Anna Hamilton

“A Self-Inflicted Wound”
The Impact of Coastal Erosion and Restoration on Louisiana’s Oyster Industry
by Rebecca Bond Costa

Pageants, Po’ Boys, and Pork on a Stick
Documenting the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival
by Emily Roehl and Jeannette Vaught

Photo Essay

Georgia’s Wild Oyster Harvest
by André Gallant

The Fishing Village of McClellanville, South Carolina
by Vennie Deas Moore

Perspectives of Change on the North Carolina Coast
Introduction and photographs by Baxter Miller
Interviews by Ryan Stancil and Barbara Garrity-Blake

The Crabfather of Colington
by Georgann Eubanks

Not Forgotten

Carry On, Corned Ham
by Bill Smith

“Alongside shrimp and bluefish”
Ocracoke Fig Cake
by Andrea Weigl

Southern Voices

Cut It Clean
Oyster Shuckers in Eastern Virginia
by Sara Wood

Beyond Grits and Gravy

Hannah Mary’s Corn Pone
by Bernard L. Herman

Mason-Dixon Lines

poetry by Maurice Manning

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