Winner of the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize
Mississippi's #1 Bestseller of 2015 and 2016 (The Clarion-Ledger)
A New York Times Bestseller
In Dispatches from Pluto, adventure writer Richard Grant takes on “the most American place on Earth”—the enigmatic, beautiful, often derided Mississippi Delta.
Clear Skies in the Delta chronicles the Sandifers as they depart from the sunshine and innocence of the Money Road. Neeyla the main character is coming of age with a baby girl in tow. She learns not only survival and independence as she and her siblings adjust to their new way of life in Greenwood, but she also learns hard lessons about life and love as well.
In the early 1970s photographer and documentary filmmaker Michael Ford left graduate school and a college teaching position in Boston, Massachusetts, packed his young family into a van, and headed to rural Mississippi, where he spent the next four years recording everyday life through interviews, still photographs, and film.
In January of 1861, the S.S. Star of the West drew cannon fire in Charleston Harbor, an ominous preview of the devastating war just over the horizon. Two years later, this same luxurious sternwheeler slipped forever beneath the waters of the Tallahatchie River, deep in the Mississippi Delta, delaying the fall of Vicksburg for a few months.
Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement offers the first, and as of 2018, only comprehensive account of the 1955 murder, the trial, and the 2004-2007 FBI investigation into the case and Mississippi grand jury decision. By all accounts, it is the definitive account of the case.
With his long-term project Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town Matt Eich documented life in Baptist Town, one of Greenwood, Mississippi’s oldest African American neighborhoods, where the legacies of racism continue to impact the people economically and culturally. Sin & Salvation is the culmination of seven years of photographic work and engagement with the residents of the Baptist Town neighborhood.
Born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, within the shelter of old traditions, aristocratic in the best sense, William Alexander Percy in his lifetime (1885--1942) was brought face to face with the convulsions of a changing world. Lanterns on the Levee is his memorial to the South of his youth and young manhood.
"Cotton obsessed, Negro obsessed," Rupert Vance called it in 1935.
The astonishing first-person account of Mississippi pioneer woman struggling to survive, protect her family and make a home in the early American South Near the end of her life, Mary Mann Hamilton (1866 - c.1936) began recording her experiences in the backwoods of the Mississippi Delta.
THE DELTA ITALIANS, by Paul Canonici published in 2002, now in its third printing, contains the history and family stories of Italians recruited for cotton plantations of the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta at the end of the 1800s and early 1900s.
THE DELTA ITALIANS, by Paul Canonici published in 2002, now in its third printing, contains the history and family stories of Italians recruited for cotton plantations of the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta at the end of the 1800s and early 1900s. THE DELTA ITALIANS, Vol. II is a supplement to the first book, but it includes family stories of other Italian immigrants in the Delta.
The Mississippi Delta is a complicated and fascinating place.
Over a century ago readers of sporting journals in America and Europe relished the tales of Mississippi Delta bear hunter Robert Eager Bobo. Yet, in the years since, this most famous bear hunter of the late 1800s has been all but forgotten - until now.
You'll never look at Greenwood the same after flipping through the incredible photographic discoveries made by a first-rate group of local historians -- designer Allan Hammons, writer Mary Carol Miller and collector of ephemera Donny Whitehead. This team of local researchers uncovered a trove of images that date back to the 1890s, and anyone familiar with the town will marvel at how the downtown
Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 1 was our best-selling title of 2013. Citizens new and old enjoyed this pictorial tour through the first century of Greenwood, from rugged frontier outpost to bustling cotton market. As fascinating as we found that first volume, the second installment is even more amazing.
Greenwood residents past and present have rejoiced over the excellent collections of photos and histories from their hometown's great past. With Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 1 depicting the first century of Greenwood, and the discovery of Calvin Cox's stupendous trove of Depression-era photos in Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol.
Greenwood residents past and present have rejoiced over the excellent collections of photos and histories from their hometown's great past. With Greenwood: Mississippi Memories, Vol. 4 our series enters the 1950s.