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The American South and the Vietnam War: Belligerence, Protest, and Agony in Dixie

Joseph A. Fry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161044
eISBN:
9780813165486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161044.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Place matters in how Americans have responded to and sought to influence US foreign policy. The dynamic of domestic regional influence on US foreign relations was especially apparent in the American ... More


Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039034
eISBN:
9780252097003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039034.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1946, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) undertook Operation Dixie, an initiative to recruit industrial workers in the American South. This book explores the CIO's fraught encounter ... More


Soul Food: Katrina and the Culinary Arts

Benjamin Morris

in Culture after the Hurricanes: Rhetoric and Reinvention on the Gulf Coast

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734904
eISBN:
9781621032540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734904.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter talks about Katrina’s effects on New Orleans’ culinary industry. It begins with a story about Dixie Beer, a product manufactured by the Dixie Brewing Company, which was submerged under ... More


Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music

Jerry Zolten

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152722
eISBN:
9780199849536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152722.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

From the Jim Crow world of 1920s Greenville, South Carolina, to Greenwich Village's Café Society in the 1940s, to their 1974 Grammy-winning collaboration on “Loves Me Like a Rock,” the Dixie ... More


Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression

Robin D. G. Kelley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625485
eISBN:
9781469625508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625485.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book studies the history of the “long Civil Rights movement,” and tells the story of how, during the 1930s and 1940s, Communists took on Alabama's repressive, racist police state to fight for ... More


Conclusion: The Singing Element

Christian McWhirter

in Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835500
eISBN:
9781469601861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882627_mcwhirter.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This conclusion discusses Alfred E. Williams' attempts to discern why songs such as “Dixie,” “John Brown's Body, ” “Just before the Battle”, “Mother, ” and “When This Cruel War Is Over” provided more ... More


“A Wheel in a Wheel, 'Way Up in the Middle of the Air” (1916–1928)

Jerry Zolten

in Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152722
eISBN:
9780199849536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152722.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

“A wheel in a wheel.” So go the words of the old African American spiritual. No one knows exactly what the ancient biblical images meant, but they do coincidentally resonate with the life of James B. ... More


“Ain't Gonna Study War No More” (1939–1942)

Jerry Zolten

in Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152722
eISBN:
9780199849536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152722.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Ira Tucker would be as important to the success of the Birds after the 1930s as James Davis had been before. Davis had seen the group through its first decade with his vision and leadership. Ira ... More


“Twelve Gates to the City” (1943–1944)

Jerry Zolten

in Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152722
eISBN:
9780199849536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152722.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Starting in the 1940s, war rationing restricted the consumption of gasoline and automobile tires, and in September of 1942, the American Federation of Musicians imposed on its members a “300-mile ... More


“Move On Up a Little Higher” (1945–1949)

Jerry Zolten

in Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152722
eISBN:
9780199849536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152722.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

The years after World War II were glory days for African American gospel as inventive performers started seriously to build on tradition. An overall healthy economy spawned thriving record and radio ... More


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