Articles, etc.

Exploring the multifaceted nature of country music in 1968, thinking about its role in George Wallace's presidential campaign, its growing appeal for the counter-culture, and the ways in which Merle Haggard, left, fused these disparate elements. Full text (PDF) here.

A forgotten moment in the literary career of outlaw John Murrell, identification of a lost playscript, and an embellishment to the careers of Charles Burke and Nathaniel Harrington Bannister. Full text (PDF) here.

A special review essay exploring four recent books about New Orleans and its history in the light of the efforts to rebuild the city. Full text (PDF) here.

An examination of the literary appearances of outlaw John Murrell and the lynching of five gamblers in Vicksburg in 1835 - from contemporary press accounts to the work of Eudora Welty and William Faulkner. Full text (PDF) here.

Three British women experience the Mississipppi River in the antebellum years with mixed results. Full text (PDF) here.

Book chapters:

An examination of the Mississippi River's ongoing role in American travel writing, from the sixteenth century to the present day. Full text (PDF) here.