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University Press of Mississippi

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  • Fish and Wildlife Managementby Adam T. Rohnke; James L. Cummins

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 50.00

    Featuring over five hundred illustrations and forty tables, this book is a collection of in-depth discussions by a tremendous range of experts on topics related to wildlife and fisheries management in Mississippi. Beginning with foundational chapters on natural resource history and conservation planning, the authors discuss the delicate balance between... more...

  • Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissanceby Amy Helene Kirschke

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance dealt with issues that were unique to both their gender and their race. They experienced racial prejudice, which limited their ability to obtain training and to be taken seriously as working artists. They also encountered prevailing sexism, often an even more serious barrier. Including seventy-two black and... more...

  • Toni Morrisonby Adrienne Lanier Seward; Justine Tally

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning boasts essays by well-known international scholars focusing on the author's literary production and including her very latest works--the theatrical production Desdemona and her tenth and latest novel, Home . These original contributions are among the first scholarly analyses of these latest additions to her oeuvre... more...

  • Faulkners Inheritanceby Joseph R Urgo; Ann J Abadie

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 50.00

    Essays by Susan V. Donaldson, Lael Gold, Adam Gussow, Martin Kreiswirth, Jay Parini, Noel Polk, Judith L. Sensibar, Jon Smith, and Priscilla Wald. William Faulkner once said that the writer "collects his material all his life from everything he reads, from everything he listens to, everything he sees, and he stores that away in sort of a filing... more...

  • New Orleans Sketchesby William Faulkner; Carvel Collins

    University Press of Mississippi 2002; US$ 18.00

    In 1925 William Faulkner began his professional writing career in earnest while living in the French Quarter of New Orleans. He had published a volume of poetry ( The Marble Faun ), had written a few book reviews, and had contributed sketches to the University of Mississippi student newspaper. He had served a stint in the Royal Canadian Air Corps and... more...

  • Sam Myersby Sam Myers; Jeff Horton

    University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 50.00

    Sam Myers: The Blues Is My Story recounts the life of bluesman Sam Myers (1936-2006), as told in his own words to author Jeff Horton. Myers grew up visually handicapped in the Jim Crow South and left home to attend the state school for the blind at Piney Woods. Myers's intense desire to become a musician and a scholarship from the American Conservatory... more...

  • Troubling Violenceby M Heather Carver; Elaine J Lawless

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 50.00

    Troubling Violence: A Performance Project follows the collaboration between performance studies professor M. Heather Carver and ethnographic folklorist Elaine J. Lawless. The book traces the creative development of a performance troupe in which women take the stage to narrate true, harrowing experiences of domestic violence and then invite audience... more...

  • Mississippiby Works Progress Administration; Robert S. McElvaine

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 30.00

    Mississippi: The WPA Guide to the Magnolia State, was part of a nationwide series of guides in the 1930s that created work during the Depression for artists, writers, teachers, librarians, and other professionals. This classic book is a lively collaborative project that covers a distinct era in Mississippi from the hills to the Delta to the Gulf Coast.... more...

  • The Measure of Our Daysby William F Winter; Andrew P Mullins

    University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 35.00

    Governor William F. Winter has enriched the political and cultural life of Mississippi and the United States for over five decades--as an infantryman in World War II, as a Mississippi House representative (1947-1959), as governor of Mississippi (1980-1984), as a member of President Bill Clinton's Advisory Board on Race (1997-1998), and as an advocate... more...

  • Ragged but Rightby Lynn Abbott; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 75.00

    The commercial explosion of ragtime in the early twentieth century created previously unimagined opportunities for black performers. However, every prospect was mitigated by systemic racism. The biggest hits of the ragtime era weren't Scott Joplin's stately piano rags. "Coon songs," with their ugly name, defined ragtime for the masses.... more...