Southern Discomfort

Emphasizing the process by which women of particular racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds forged and reformulated their activist identities, this masterful volume recasts our understanding of southern history by demonstrating how Tampa's ...

Author: Nancy A. Hewitt

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252026829

Category: History

Page: 345

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Vitally linked to the Caribbean and southern Europe as well as to the Confederacy, the Cigar City of Tampa, Florida, never fit comfortably into the biracial mold of the New South. In Southern Discomfort, the esteemed historian Nancy A. Hewitt explores the interactions among distinct groups of women -- native-born white, African-American, and Cuban and Italian immigrant women -- that shaped women's activism in this vibrant, multiethnic city. Around the turn of the twentieth century, several historical currents converged in Tampa. The city served as a center for exiles organizing on behalf of the Cuban War of Independence and as the disembarkation point for U.S. troops heading to Cuba in 1898. It was the entrepot for thousands of Cuban and Italian immigrants seeking work in the booming cigar trade, and it attracted dozens of itinerant radicals eager to address locally based revolutionary clubs, mutual aid societies, and labor unions. Tampa was also home to an astonishing array of voluntary and reform organizations among black and white native-born women. Emphasizing the process by which women of particular racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds forged and reformulated their activist identities, this masterful volume recasts our understanding of southern history by demonstrating how Tampa's tri-racial networks alternately challenged and reinscribed the South's biracial social and political order.

Southern Discomfort

... reporters faces and microphones. She took a deep breath and said to Benji, “
Do we have to got through this hoopla?” He nodded and said, “Let's just get it
over with.” “Ms. Bumgarner, how do you feel now that the trial 228 Southern
Discomfort.

Author: Ben Witherington III

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498291033

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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Southern Discomfort tells the story of Masey Bumgarner, recently widowed, who returns from her summer vacation to discover that her town, Pineville, North Carolina, has decided to pave a four-lane highway through her front yard . . . without her permission or even sufficient advance notice. After consultation with her pastor, she decides to contest the location of this project in court. Along the way, her lawyer and his detective discover all sorts of shady dealings. Southern Discomfort chronicles the graft and corruption that is revealed in the court case--and the desperate acts of the proponents of the highway to keep the project on course. Along the way, there is a murder, a romance, and finally a wedding, in addition to the resolution of the court case.

Southern Discomfort

Deborah Knott is appointed to a government office. While she starts her appointment, a member of her family may have committed murder.--

Author: Margaret Maron

Publisher:

ISBN: 0786223308

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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With sass and wit, Deborah Knott, formerly a defense attorney in North Carolina's Colleton County, is putting herself firmly on the seat of power -- a district judgeship. She's also making good on a campaign promise: helping to build houses for battered women. Here Deborah expects muscle aches, not the near-rape of a young woman and the murder of her attacker. And she certainly never expects that her hammer -- complete with her fingerprints -- will be the murder weapon...

Southern Discomfort

In 1918, in Montgomery, Alabama, Hortensia Reedmuller Banastre, the bored wife of an upper-class Southern gentleman, falls for Hercules Jinks, a fifteen-year-old Black who dreams of becoming a boxer

Author: Rita Mae Brown

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: UOM:39015020643766

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

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In 1918, in Montgomery, Alabama, Hortensia Reedmuller Banastre, the bored wife of an upper-class Southern gentleman, falls for Hercules Jinks, a fifteen-year-old Black who dreams of becoming a boxer

Southern Discomfort

"It's nine months after the storm.

Author: LaTonya Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 0982777922

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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"It's nine months after the storm. The waters have receded, and the rebuilding effort has begun. The city is struggling, but its people are determined. And for Janae St. John and Neo Henry, two people whose lives have been upended in every way imaginable, starting over may be more painful than living through the storm."--Author's website.

Southern Discomfort

Why the Labour Party has little support in Southern England, and, what must be done to overcome the problem.

Author: Giles Radice

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002193422

Category: Elections

Page: 25

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Why the Labour Party has little support in Southern England, and, what must be done to overcome the problem.

More Southern Discomfort

In 1992, the Fabian Society published Southern Discomfort, revealing the attitudes of key swing voters in the South of England whose support Labour must gain if it is to win again.

Author: Giles Radice

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002285331

Category: Government spending policy

Page: 19

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In 1992, the Fabian Society published Southern Discomfort, revealing the attitudes of key swing voters in the South of England whose support Labour must gain if it is to win again.

Southern Discomfort

Southern. Discomfort. “Powerful, upsetting, and deeply hopeful, Tena Clark's
Southern Discomfort is the brutal and true story of a family coming apart in a
fracturing South told from the point of a view of a girl who makes peace with what
she ...

Author: Tena Clark

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781501167959

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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For fans of beloved memoirs like Educated and The Glass Castle, a “raw and deeply honest” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) true story set in rural Mississippi during the Civil Rights era about a white girl coming of age in a repressive society and the woman who gave her the strength to forge her own path—the black nanny who cared for her. In her memoir that is a “story of love and fury” (Jackson Clarion-Ledger), Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Tena Clark recounts her chaotic childhood in a time fraught with racial and social tension. Tena was born in 1953 in a tiny Mississippi town close to the Alabama border, where the legacy of slavery and racial injustice still permeated every aspect of life. On the outside, Tena’s childhood looked like a fairytale. Her father was one of the richest men in the state; her mother was a regal beauty. The family lived on a sprawling farm and had the only swimming pool in town; Tena was given her first car—a royal blue Camaro—at twelve. But behind closed doors, Tena’s family life was deeply lonely and dysfunctional. By the time she was three, her parents’ marriage had dissolved into a swamp of alcohol, rampant infidelity, and guns. Adding to the turmoil, Tena understood from a very young age that she was different from her three older sisters, all of whom had been beauty queens and majorettes. Tena knew she didn’t want to be a majorette—she wanted to marry one. On Tena’s tenth birthday, her mother, emboldened by alcoholism and enraged by her husband’s incessant cheating, walked out for good, instantly becoming an outcast in their society. Tena was left in the care of her nanny, Virgie, even though she was raising nine of her own children and was not allowed to eat from the family’s plates or use their bathroom. It was Virgie’s acceptance and unconditional love that gave Tena the courage to stand up to her domineering father, the faith to believe in her mother’s love, and the strength to be her true self. Combining the spirit of brave coming-of-age memoirs such as The Glass Castle and vivid, evocative Southern fiction like To Kill a Mockingbird, Southern Discomfort is “an unforgettable southern story… [that] sings brightly to the incredible strength of family ties and the great power of love” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and is destined to become a new classic.

Southern Discomfort

A father's life is disrupted when his adult children move back home./p>

Author: James S Steed

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798712475117

Category:

Page: 36

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A father's life is disrupted when his adult children move back home./p>

My Summer of Southern Discomfort

My Summer of Southern Discomfort Stephanie Gayle Stephanie Gayle's work has
appeared in the literary magazines 400 Words, Charles River Review, Edgar
Literary Magazine, Ellipses, and The Fourth River. Her story “Interior Design” was
 ...

Author: Stephanie Gayle

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061865695

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Today is Monday. The calls do not come as before. Weeks elapse between them, and when I answer the phone there is no overlap of voices, only my mother's. She spends much of the conversation avoiding mention of the pink elephant trumpeting in the middle of the room. The pink elephant would be my defection to Georgia. When I telephoned with the news of my imminent relocation my father asked, "Georgia, as in the Republic of Georgia by the Black Sea, or Georgia as in the Peach State?" He hoped I meant the former because that Georgia promised unique opportunities to advance the democratic cause of justice. What could Georgia, former land of the Confederacy, offer? Convicting arsonists and thieves in Macon, Georgia, was never Harvard Law grad Natalie Goldberg's dream. The pay is abysmal, the work is exhausting, and the humidity is hell for a woman with curly hair. But when a steamy romance with her high-powered New York boss went bad, Natalie jumped at the first job offered, packed her bags, and headed south. Natalie's leftist Yankee background brands her a conspicuous outsider in this insular community. Her father, a famous civil rights lawyer, refuses to accept her career change—or talk to her. Her best friend begs her to come back home, and Natalie keeps thinking she sees her former lover everywhere. But Natalie's not completely alone. There are a garden-obsessed neighbor, a former beauty queen–turned–defense attorney, and a handsome colleague who has a nervous tic whenever she gets near. And then there's a capital case that has her eating antacids by the truckload. Yep, it's going to be one heckuva long, hot summer. . . .

Southern Discomfort

When a young lady is found in a field near a gymnasium, a police officer and medical examiner try to find out why and exactly what happened.

Author: C-mac Dyal

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466932616

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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When a young lady is found in a field near a gymnasium, a police officer and medical examiner try to find out why and exactly what happened. Having no clues of identification, they have their work cut out for them. When a second victim is found in a similar manner, they realize the east side of town, normally a safe place, is in jeopardy. But each case grows cold as time passes. What finally gives them a good lead turns out to be someone they would never suspect. Things turn into a time race before the person could get out of the state. Will they succeed, or will their suspect teach the border and vanish? And is anyone else involved?

Southern Discomfort

Author: Giles Radice

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002193422

Category: Elections

Page: 25

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Why the Labour Party has little support in Southern England, and, what must be done to overcome the problem.

Southern Discomfort

Southern hospitality meets deadly deception in the start of a charming new mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of the Java Jive novels.

Author: Caroline Fardig

Publisher: Alibi

ISBN: 9781524797874

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Southern hospitality meets deadly deception in the start of a charming new mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of the Java Jive novels. Quinn Bellandini loves her life in Savannah, Georgia, where she runs her grandfather’s B&B with her sister, Delilah. From baking fresh scones and serving up grits every morning to ensuring the guests see the best of their historic city, Quinn can’t imagine doing anything else—even if it means dealing with nuisances like the occasional malfunctioning commode. But when Quinn drops by the local restaurant owned by her friend Drew Green, and stumbles upon a murder, her whole world comes crashing down. Drew’s brother was always a little surly, but Quinn can’t imagine that someone disliked the prickly chef enough to kill him. The police, on the other hand, don’t believe that Quinn was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Before her guests can even digest the next morning’s gourmet breakfast, Quinn learns that she and Drew are suspects. Drew thinks they should do some investigating of their own. Quinn is pretty sure she’s better suited to playing hostess than amateur sleuth. But with Delilah as her cynical sidekick, Quinn starts looking for the real killer—before she gets put away faster than you can say “sugar.” Discover all of Caroline Fardig’s gripping Southern B&B mysteries: SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT | SOUTHERN HARM | SOUTHERN DOUBLE CROSS And don’t miss Caroline Fardig’s thrilling Java Jive mysteries, which can be read together or separately: DEATH BEFORE DECAF | MUG SHOT | A WHOLE LATTE MURDER | BREW OR DIE | MURDER OVER MOCHAS “I was hooked from the first page. I loved it!”—Dorothy Cannell, award-winning author of the Ellie Haskell mysteries, on Death Before Decaf “This series is delightful, well written, and wildly entertaining.”—Suspense Magazine

Southern Discomfort

THE JOURNEY OF SARAH MATTOX AS SHE MOVES AWAY FROM EVERYTHING SHE HAS EVER KNOWN TO FIND OUT WHO SHE REALLY IS.

Author: Stacee Renee Jennings Miner

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 1413748155

Category: Drama

Page: 204

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THE JOURNEY OF SARAH MATTOX AS SHE MOVES AWAY FROM EVERYTHING SHE HAS EVER KNOWN TO FIND OUT WHO SHE REALLY IS.

Southern Discomfort

As a 10 year old sharecropper's son, James Walker's life is jolted by witnessing the lynching of his cousin.

Author: H Dwight Kelsey

Publisher: Krazylegs Press

ISBN: 0999221701

Category:

Page: 408

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As a 10 year old sharecropper's son, James Walker's life is jolted by witnessing the lynching of his cousin. With guidance from his Baptist minister and his proud Aunt Violet, he digs out from a legacy of slavery, but finds himself battling segregation at every stage of his life. Tom Stirling, a contemporary born in the 1940's to a white Georgian plantation owner, is steeped in traditional southern values. He is brought up to believe colored persons are intellectually inferior. Stirling's childhood friend with KKK roots pulls his toward the dark side of racism. During the 1960's, he meets James Walker in an Air Force training program in Biloxi, Mississippi and begins a personal transformation.

Nowhere Carolina

THEY SAY OLD FLAMES DIE HARD.

Author: Tamara Leigh

Publisher:

ISBN: 1942326440

Category:

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THEY SAY OLD FLAMES DIE HARD. THEY DON'T KNOW THE HALF OF IT.Maggie Pickwick is a lifetime away from her days as head cheerleader and the mistakes she made in high school. Twelve years later, this single mom has traded pompoms for an auctioneer's gavel, popularity for peace and quiet, and strives to be a good example for her daughter, Devyn. She's keeping it together just fine, too--until an old flame moves back to her little North Carolina town.Renowned artist Reece Thorpe wants nothing to do with Maggie--not after what she did in high school--but he might also be Devyn's father. Driven by her own pride and fear for her daughter's happiness, Maggie finds herself on a slippery slope of white lies as she attempts to convince Reece that she's changed. But the truth has a way of making itself known, and now Maggie's past and present mistakes could ruin her chance at love.

The Southern Quarterly

... Six of One ( 1978 ) , Southern Discomfort ( 1982 ) , and Sudden Death ( 1983 )
. Although the two bodies of work overlap chronologically , they come out of
essentially different periods in Brown ' s life , and the novels have been
increasingly ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000860146

Category: American literature

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Contemporary Fiction Writers of the South

Southern Quarterly 22 , No. 1 ( Fall 1983 ) : 61–80 . Childress , Mark . Rev. of
High Hearts . New York Times Book Review ( April 20 , 1986 ) : 22 . Davenport ,
Gary . “ The Fugitive Hero in New Southern Fiction ” ( Rev. of Southern
Discomfort ) .

Author: Joseph M. Flora

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015003022077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 571

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The extraordinary flowering of Southern literary talent in the early twentieth century has re-emerged in recent decades. The astonishing output of these newer fiction writers, poets, dramatists, and journalists constitutes a phenomenon worthy of being called a Second Southern Literary Renaissance. Retaining the same format as in their acclaimed Fifty Southern Writers before 1900 and Fifty Southern Writers after 1900, editors Joseph M. Flora and Robert Bain have developed two new volumes on contemporary Southern writers. The first, focusing on fiction, comprises forty-nine talented novelists, including such popular figures as Pat Conroy, Gail Godwin, T.R. Pearson, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker. The forthcoming companion volume will cover primarily poets, playwrights, and essayists. The essays, written by scholars and critics, present in each case a biographical sketch, an analysis of style and themes, an assessment of reviews and scholarship, a chronological list of works, and a bibliography of selected criticism. Collectively, these bio-bibliographical studies clearly demonstrate the state and strength of Southern letters.