Monthly Archives: April 2012

Raising Hell in a District of Devils: Honor & Violence as Edgefield Family Tradition

Raising Hell in a District of Devils: Honor & Violence as Edgefield Family Tradition By James “Trae” Welborn III Anglican itinerant Parson Mason Locke Weems once reviled the Edgefield District of the colonial South Carolina backcountry as ‚Äúpandemonium itself, a … Continue reading

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A Review of Robert Moss’s “Barbecue” by Sam Thomas

Barbecue: The History of an American Institution by Robert F. Moss. University of Alabama Press, 2010. Cloth, ISBN: 9780817317188. $26.00. “It seems remarkable to me,” writes sensory historian Mark Smith, “that we live in the world where we have all … Continue reading

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