These links represent my public writing about the American South, its history and culture, and the meaning of Confederate symbols (flags, monuments, etc.) in the contemporary South.
What’s the Matter With North Carolina? New York Times, December 21, 2016
The End of a Confederate Legacy: Vanderbilt’s Memorial Hall, Huffington Post, August 23, 2016
“Brutes” and “Thugs”: History and the Language of Criminalization, Huffington Post, July 29, 2016
“Confederate Monuments Don’t Belong on the Landscapes of Government,” Huffington Post, June 30, 2015
A New Southern Strategy, New York Times, November 18, 2012
We’re Here, We’re Queer, Y’all, New York Times, October 3, 2012,
The South Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie, New York Times, September 18, 2011.
It Was Always the River: Natchez on the Mississippi, South Writ Large, May 2017
Hillbilly Ingenuity: Tourism and Souvenirs, South Writ Large, Fall Issue, August 2015
Guest blog posts
Beyond the Kudzu: Reflections on the South in Pop Culture, a blog series for UNC Press Blog
Gone with the Wind as Southern History, originally published for UNC Press Blog on the Civil War at 150
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