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The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century

Ryan P. Harper

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810908
eISBN:
9781496810946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810908.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This ethnography examines songwriters Bill and Gloria Gaithers’ Homecoming video and concert series. The Homecomings re-present the “southern gospel” subgenre of gospel music—a musical style popular ... More


Georges F. Doriot: 1899–1987: Dream Builder

Edward Morris

in Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter describes Georges Doriot and the formation of the American Research and Development Company, the world’s first venture capital firm.


The Gaitherization of Contemporary Southern Gospel

Douglas Harrison

in Then Sings My Soul: The Culture of Southern Gospel Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036972
eISBN:
9780252094095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036972.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter provides the first comprehensive academic treatment of Bill Gaither and the Bill and Gloria Gaither Homecoming Friends concert tour and video series. It explores the private origins of ... More


Time Present and Time Past: The Homecomings, 1991–1999

Ryan P. Harper

in The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810908
eISBN:
9781496810946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810908.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

The first chapter focuses on the first decade of the Homecoming franchise. The first Homecomings occur against the backdrop of late 1980s/early 1990s American politics, economics, evangelicalism, and ... More


Between Jesus and John Wayne: Constructing Guy Penrod

Ryan P. Harper

in The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810908
eISBN:
9781496810946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810908.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

The second chapter examines Guy Penrod—singer in the Gaither Vocal Band through the Homecomings’ most successful run, and the face of the franchise during its heyday. The first of three chapters that ... More


Let’s Just Praise the Lord: (A)Politics of the Homecomings

Ryan P. Harper

in The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810908
eISBN:
9781496810946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810908.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter three explores the (a)politics of the Homecomings. For several reasons, the Gaithers intend their gospel programs to be free of politics—primarily free of the party endorsements that have ... More


Preaching to the Choir: Gloria Gaither and Homecoming Intraevangelicalism

Ryan P. Harper

in The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810908
eISBN:
9781496810946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810908.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter four focuses on Gloria Gaither, the principal lyricist in the Gaither duo and the chief scriptwriter for most Homecoming videos and products. Gloria is a monumental yet marginal presence in ... More


Some Work of Noble Note: The Homecomings in the Twenty-First Century

Ryan P. Harper

in The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810908
eISBN:
9781496810946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810908.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter five picks up chronologically where chapter one ended: the turn of the century. It focuses on what happens as the Homecomings leave the American South, when a number of the gospel “legends” ... More


Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

Derrick E. White

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652443
eISBN:
9781469652467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652443.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black college football began during the nadir of African American life after the Civil War. The first game occurred in 1892, a little less than four years before the Supreme Court ruled segregation ... More


“Gloom, Gloom, Gloom”

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451508
eISBN:
9780801467936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451508.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Eisenhower's response to the Gaither Committee's ominous report concerning the U.S. national security. The committee conducted a massive review of the country's defense ... More


A Poster Child of Change: GSIA

in The Roots, Rituals, and Rhetorics of Change: North American Business Schools After the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776165
eISBN:
9780804778916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776165.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the role of the Graduate School of Industrial Administration of the Carnegie Institute of Technology (GSIA) in the post-war reform of business schools in North America. It ... More


Apocalyptic Warnings

in Better Safe Than Sorry: The Ironies of Living with the Bomb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760638
eISBN:
9780804770989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760638.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Fear became established in the minds of the people of the United States during n the “war on terror.” Warnings from the White House and its critics reinforced each other, creating an echo chamber of ... More


Introduction

Derrick E. White

in Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652443
eISBN:
9781469652467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652443.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book tells the history of college football at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) through the lens of Alonzo “Jake” Gaither’s playing and coaching career. After World War II, ... More


Florida A&M Develops a Sporting Congregation

Derrick E. White

in Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652443
eISBN:
9781469652467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652443.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the development of Florida A&M’s football program. From its beginnings in 1896 through the early 1930s, FAMU’s football teams were not very good. Ironically, FAMU’s football ... More


A Double-V Campaign On the Field and Off

Derrick E. White

in Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652443
eISBN:
9781469652467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652443.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

During World War II, the FAMU football program faced challenges from the growing war effort, which drafted increasing numbers of faculty, staff, and students. Head Coach William Bell volunteered for ... More


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