In Dispatches from Pluto, adventure writer Richard Grant takes on “the most American place on Earth”—the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta.
Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta.
Clear Skies in the Delta chronicles the Sandifers as they depart from the sunshine and innocence of the Money Road. Neeyla the main character is coming of age with a baby girl in tow. She learns not only survival and independence as she and her siblings adjust to their new way of life in Greenwood, but she also learns hard lessons about life and love as well.
In the early 1970s photographer and documentary filmmaker Michael Ford left graduate school and a college teaching position in Boston, Massachusetts, packed his young family into a van, and headed to rural Mississippi, where he spent the next four years recording everyday life through interviews, still photographs, and film.
Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement offers the first, and as of 2018, only comprehensive account of the 1955 murder, the trial, and the 2004-2007 FBI investigation into the case and Mississippi grand jury decision. By all accounts, it is the definitive account of the case.
Born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, within the shelter of old traditions, aristocratic in the best sense, William Alexander Percy in his lifetime (1885--1942) was brought face to face with the convulsions of a changing world. Lanterns on the Levee is his memorial to the South of his youth and young manhood.
Cotton obsessed, Negro obsessed, Rupert Vance called it in 1935. Nowhere but in the Mississippi Delta, he said, are antebellum conditions so nearly preserved. This crescent of bottomlands between Memphis and Vicksburg, lined by the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers, remains in some ways what
The astonishing first-person account of Mississippi pioneer woman struggling to survive, protect her family and make a home in the early American South
The Mississippi Delta is a complicated and fascinating place.
Over a century ago readers of sporting journals in America and Europe relished the tales of Mississippi Delta bear hunter Robert Eager Bobo. Yet, in the years since, this most famous bear hunter of the late 1800s has been all but forgotten - until now.
You'll never look at Greenwood the same after flipping through the incredible photographic discoveries made by a first-rate group of local historians -- designer Allan Hammons, writer Mary Carol Miller and collector of ephemera Donny Whitehead.
Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 1 was our best-selling title of 2013. Citizens new and old enjoyed this pictorial tour through the first century of Greenwood, from rugged frontier outpost to bustling cotton market.
Greenwood residents past and present have rejoiced over the excellent collections of photos and histories from their hometown's great past. With Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 1 depicting the first century of Greenwood, and the discovery of Calvin Cox's stupendous trove of Depression-era photos in Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol.
Greenwood residents past and present have rejoiced over the excellent collections of photos and histories from their hometown's great past. With Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 4 our series enters the 1950s. Downtown Greenwood is in its heydey and new buildings and developments are popping up all over town.
THE DELTA ITALIANS, by Paul Canonici published in 2002, now in its third printing, contains the history and family stories of Italians recruited for cotton plantations of the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta at the end of the 1800s and early 1900s.
THE DELTA ITALIANS, by Paul Canonici published in 2002, now in its third printing, contains the history and family stories of Italians recruited for cotton plantations of the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta at the end of the 1800s and early 1900s. THE DELTA ITALIANS, Vol. II is a supplement to the first book, but it includes family stories of other Italian immigrants in the Delta.
Although many acclaimed photographers have focused their cameras on the Mississippi Delta, no photographer, until now, has attempted to produce a photographic interpretation of the land itself. The images in this book, all taken by Maude Schuyler Clay between 1993 and 1998, are the result of the first such undertaking.
“This is the book all of us Mississippi writers, dead and alive, need to read.
The first full and authoritative biography of an American--indeed a world-wide--musical and cultural legend.
"No one worked harder than B.B. No one inspired more up-and-coming artists. No one did more to spread the gospel of the blues."--President Barack Obama
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.
An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.
Catfish Dream centers around the experiences, family, and struggles of Ed Scott Jr. (born in 1922), a prolific farmer in the Mississippi Delta and the first ever nonwhite owner and operator of a catfish plant in the nation.