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About the Contributors Christopher A. Bjornsen received his Ph.D. in general psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1992. He currendy is an assistant professor ofpsychology at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia. Gavin James Campbell is music editor for Southern Cultures. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His dissertation was tided "Music and the Making of aJim Crow Culture, 1900—1925." Larry J. Griffin is on the faculties of African American studies, sociology, and history at Vanderbilt University and the director of its American and Southern Studies Program. A native Mississippian who spent fourteen years at Indiana University before returning to the South in 1990, he has published widely on the South, including coediting with Vanderbilt historian Don Doyle The South as anAmerican Problem, published by the University ofGeorgia Press, 1995. Michael McFee teaches poetry writing and contemporary North Carolina literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his alma mater. He has published five books ofpoetry, most recendy Colander from Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1996. His next collection, Earthly, will be published early in 2001. He has also edited two anthologies published by the University ofNorth Carolina Press, The Language They Speak Is Things To Eat: Poems By Fifteen Contemporary North Carolina Poets and This Is Where We Live: Short Stories By 2j Contemporary North Carolina Writers . Robert F. Pace received his Ph.D. in history from Texas Christian University in 1992. He is currendy associate professor of history at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. Daniel J. Philippon is assistant professor ofrhetoric at the University ofMinnesota, Twin Cities. He is the editor of The Friendship ofNature: A New Enghnd Chronicle ofBirds andFlowers by Mabel Osgood Wright, and coeditor of The Height ofOurMountains: Nature Writingfrom Virginia's Blue RidgeMountains and Shenandoah Valley, both published byJohns Hopkins University Press. John Shelton Reed is William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology and the director of the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among his recent books is 1001 Things Everyone ShouldKnowAbout the South, written with his wife, Dale Volberg Reed. He is coeditor oí Southern Cultures. John Herbert Roper is professor of history at Emory & Henry College. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, he graduated from the University of South Carolina and received his doctorate from the University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among other books, he wrote UB. Phillips, A Southern Mind, published by Mercer University Press in 1984, and C Vann Woodward, Southernerpublished by University of Georgia Press in 1997. He also edited Paul Green's WarSongs:A Southern Poet's History ofthe Great War, 1917-1920, published by North Carolina Weslyan, 1994. Dan Sears is a lifelong southern resident and 1 974 graduate in journalism from the University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked for several newspapers as well as United Press International and Associated Press before returning to Chapel Hill as photographer for UNC News Services in 1992. Harry L. Watson is professor ofhistory at the University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill and director of UNCs Center for the Study of the American South. His most recent publication is Liberty andPower: The Politics of JacksonianAmerica. He is also coeditor of Southern Cultures. 121 ...


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