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1998-1999 Student
Staff Members:

Editorial Assistants

Glenda Jakubowski
Ginger Nickles


Allyson Michelle Graham
Marina Henry
Stephanie Russell

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number 8 1999

Winner of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals Award for Best Journal Design, 1999

Cover photography by Tama Hochbaum, design by Mary Thiesen

Featuring The Civil War and Reconstruction in NC and Ante- and Postbellum NC Plantation Literature

Read the Editor's Introduction to the issue here.

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Table of Contents: The Civil War and Reconstruction | Plantation Literature Poetry, Prose, and Fiction  | Book Reviews | North Carolina Writers

The Civil War and Reconstruction

  • Women Civil War Reenactors: A Combat Dispatch from Fort Branch, by Patrick Huber
    photography by Glenda Jakubowski
  • It's a Guy Thing, by Glenda Jakubowski
  • Abram Joseph Ryan, by Lorraine Hale Robinson
  • Cold Mountain in Time and Place, by Paul D. Knoke
    art by Donald R. Sexauer
  • Cold Mountain, Bushwhackers, and the Guerrilla War in Appalachian North Carolina, a review by William Trotter
    photography by David Newton
  • Mary Bayard Clarke and the Yankee Occupation of Raleigh, by Terrell Armistead Crow and Mary Moulton Barden
  • A Mind of the South: An Epistolary Perspective on the Reconstruction Era, by Amanda Tilley
  • A Civil War Letter from Richard to His Father, introduced by Randall Martoccia, edited by Amanda Tilley with Allyson Michelle Graham
    art by James I. McElhinney
  • Gray Ghosts and Fading Hope: Two Views of Wilmington's Civil War History, a review by William Thiesen
  • "Living for Dixie": The Refrain of Postwar Nationalism in Two North Carolina Magazines, by Sharon Kennedy-Nolle
  • The Iconography of Postwar Magazine Covers, by Lorraine Hale Robinson
  • Singular Devotion and a Compound of Incongruities: Bryan Grimes and Thomas L. Clingman of North Carolina, a review by Mark A. Moore

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Ante- and Postbellum North Carolina Plantation Literature

  • Speaking the Silences of Slavery: Carolina Lee Hentz's The Planter's Northern Bride and Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Heidi LM Jacobs
  • Blurring the Color Line in Carolina Lee Hentz's Marcus Warland, by Betina Entzminger
  • What We Can Learn from a Better Bibliographical Record of Charles W. Chesnutt's Periodical Fiction, by Charles Johanningsmeier
  • Frisk's First Rat, an uncollected story by Charles Waddell Chesnutt
  • Black Voices, White Stories: An Intertextual Analysis of Thomas Nelson Page and Charles Waddell Chesnutt, by Keith Byerman
  • The Charles W. Chesnutt Association, by Stephanie Russell
  • The Civil War Imaginations of Thomas Dixon and Charles Chesnutt; Or, North Carolina, "This Strange World of Poisoned Air," by Judith Jackson Fossett
    art by Shelton Bryant
  • The Story of Wildacres Retreat, by Becky Story
  • "We Were Whole Again": Kaye Gibbons's On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon, by Mary Ann Wilson

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Poetry, Prose, and Fiction

  • Chasing Johnny Armstrong, a poem by Al Maginnes
    photography by W. Cameron Dennis
  • Miriam: Pine Barrens, a poem by Richard Chess
    photography by Tama Hochbaum
  • Robin Braswell vs. Calley Braswell, Jinny Emery vs. Stephen Emery, and Michael Shoffner vs. Sarah Shoffner, three poems by Dannye Romine Powell
  • The Walls of the West of Ireland and What the Rain Said This Morning, two poems by Jeffrey Franklin
    photography by C. W. Sullivan, III, and Tama Hochbaum
  • On the Silver Coast, a poem by Minnie Bruce Pratt
    photography by Jacobus Boers
  • Last Judgment and Flag, two poems by Becke Roughton
    photography by Steve Bauler and Jacobus Boers
  • Political Sonata, a poem by Christopher Davis
    photography by Tama Hochbaum
  • Trains, an essay by Rebecca McClanahan
    photography by Mary Thiesen
  • The Bad Motor on the Good Sheet, a short story by Ruth Moose
    photography by Susan Young and Brandie Knox Kirkman
  • A Visitor, 1923, a short story by Eleanor Ross Taylor
    photography by Joyce Joines Newman and Steve Bauler

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Book Reviews

  • Learning to Listen, a review of Olive Tilford Dargan's From My Highest Hill by Walter Squire
    photograph by Bayard Wootten
  • Laying the Rails, Crafting the Text, a review of John Ehle's The Road, by John Lang
  • Lessons in Memory: Jill McCorkle's Latest Collection of Stories, a review by Christina G. Bucher
  • Energetic Disturbances: A Debut Short Story Collection by June Spence, a review by Joy Castro
  • Newsrooms and Fishing Ponds: First Novels from Two North Carolina Writers, a review by Erik Bledsoe
    illustrations by Daniel Wallace
  • Threads of a Dark Design, a review of Katheryn Stripling Byer's Black Shawl, by Peter Makuck
  • An Equal and Opposite Reaction: On the Poetry of Kathleen Halme and Michael White, a review by Jeffrey Franklin
    art by Claude Howell

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North Carolina Writers

  • Local and National Efforts to Honor George Moses Horton, by Marjorie Hudson
  • Dictionary of North Carolina Writers, Inborden to Kuralt, by Lorraine Hale Robinson
  • NC Newsbriefs

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