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The Place Setting : Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level: Second Serving
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Product Code: H718
ISBN: 9780865549982
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Popular food writer Fred Sauceman searched Southern Appalachia for the tastes that define and sustain the region's people. What he found will delight readers who join him on this journey. This second engaging collection of essays celebrates the dinners and diners of a region largely overlooked by the national food press.

The Place Setting: Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H710
ISBN: 9780865549906
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $25.00
This book, the first of three volumes, chronicles a highly personal journey, with plenty of loafing stops along the way, through the hills and hollows of Southern Appalachia, in search of the tastes that define and sustain the region’s people. Join food writer Fred Sauceman as the sorghum syrup thickens in September, as the First Family of Country Music repeats the late summer ritual of making the vinegary, vegetable-packed relish called chow-chow in Virginia, and as ramps, audacious cousins to the green onion, first push through winter’s leaves on the forest floor near the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina. Learn pimento cheese techniques from octogenarian pharmacists, eat gas station pizza off a warm car hood, and revel in the simple but ingenious concoction called “Beans All the Way.”

The Place Setting: Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level:Thirds
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H759
ISBN: 9780881461404
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.95
In the third and final volume of the series, The Place Setting: Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, Fred Sauceman continues his exploration of Appalachian foodways. The book's geographical reach extends from the land of pepperoni rolls, created by Italian bakeries for coal miners in northern West Virginia, to downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the Zarzour family, originally from the Middle East, has operated a Southern butter-bean-turnip-green diner since 1918.

The Proffitts of Ridgewood: An Appalachian Family’s Life in Barbecue
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P550
ISBN: 9780881466270
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Fresh hams cook slowly for eight hours over hickory wood as smoke drifts through Bullock’s Hollow in Northeast Tennessee. It’s a smell both ancient and alluring. The technique is as old as cooking itself. Gas and electricity play no part. Wood, fire, and smoke are the elements. Pressures to modernize are constant, but labor-intensive tradition prevails at Ridgewood Barbecue near Bluff City. The restaurant has been located at the same spot since 1948, and it has been owned and operated by the Proffitt family all that time. THE PROFFITTS OF RIDGEWOOD: AN APPALACHIAN FAMILY'S LIFE IN BARBECUE, by Fred W. Sauceman, tells a story of persistence, respect for tradition, and loyalty to the land.

The Ragin' Cajun: Memoir of a Louisiana Man
By author: Doug Kershaw   With: Cathie Pelletier
Product Code: H978
ISBN: 9780881467161
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
Doug Kershaw's musical career as a fiddler, songwriter, and singer has spanned more than seventy years. Born on a houseboat tied to a cypress tree in the swamps of Southwest Louisiana, his family followed the fishing up and down the Mermantau River. Alligators and snakes lurked beneath the waters. Alcoholism and violence lurked above. The fais do-dos, those popular houseboat dances, were the only escape from a harsh way of life. Until the Kershaws were forced to move into town following a family tragedy, Kershaw spoke only Cajun-French. He got his first pair of shoes when he was eight years old, the same year he began supporting his mother by playing fiddle and shining shoes. Throughout his career, he has mastered twenty-eight instruments. Because of his signature style of music-making and entertaining, Kershaw is considered by many to be a consummate performer and storyteller.

The Road Goes on Forever: Fifty Years of The Allman Brothers Band Music (1969–2019)
By author: Michael Buffalo Smith   Foreword by: Chuck Leavell
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P586
ISBN: 9780881467123
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER utilizes history, personal interviews, and many collected documents to aid in the telling of the story of the humble beginnings and career of the original Southern rock band on this, the 50th anniversary of their formation. More than just a history of the greatest Southern band of all time, THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER is a reference manual for fans of the band--a book filled with ramblin' men, blue skies, Georgia peaches, and great music. Chuck Leavell, former band member and current Rolling Stones band leader, provides the foreword.

The Second Bud: Deserting the City for a Farm Winery
By artist: Martha M. Ezzard
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H875
ISBN: 9780881464559
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
Martha M. Ezzard and her physician husband John are among the pioneers in the movement of professionals trading busy city careers for a return to the land. While this story about saving a family farm is distinctly Southern, it typifies the national locally grown movement which has begun to sweep the country. Locally grown foods call for wines that are a taste of the local earth—what wine aficionados call the terroir, the soils and climate that give them unique flavors not found in California or Burgundy or anywhere other than, in this case, Tiger Mountain. The Ezzards undertook their risky wine growing venture in rural North Georgia where sweet tea has long been the drink of choice. John chose some unique European vinifera that would produce quality fruit in southeastern growing conditions, while Martha worried that she would be peddling such weird wine grapes out of the back of a pickup truck. Eventually, the forlorn looking sticks in the ground produced wines that won gold and silver medals in top east coast and California competitions.

The Second Coming of the Invisible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s
By author: William Rawlings
Product Code: P556
ISBN: 9780881466430
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Price: $25.00
Fifty years after the end of the Civil War, William Joseph Simmons, a failed Methodist minister, formed a fraternal order that he called The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Organized primarily as a money-making scheme, it shared little but its name with the Ku Klux Klan of the Reconstruction Era. With its avowed creed of “One Hundred Percent Americanism,” support of Protestant Christian values, white supremacy, and the rejection of all things foreign, this new Klan became, for a brief period of time in the mid-1920s, one of America’s most powerful social and political organizations.

The Second Coming of the Invisible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s
By author: William Rawlings
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H917
ISBN: 9780881465617
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
Fifty years after the end of the Civil War, William Joseph Simmons, a failed Methodist minister, formed a fraternal order that he called The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Organized primarily a money-making scheme, it shared little but its name with the Ku Klux Klan of the Reconstruction Era. With its avowed creed of “One Hundred Percent Americanism,” support of Protestant Christian values, white supremacy, and the rejection of all things foreign, this new Klan became, for a brief period of time in the mid-1920s, one of America’s most powerful social and political organizations. This original and meticulously researched history of America’s second Ku Klux Klan presents many new and fascinating insights into this unique and important episode in American History.

The Seventh Mirror
By author: Terry Kay, Terry Kay
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H874
ISBN: 9780881464528
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
Like his father and grandfather before him, Fergus Greybar the Fourth travels the countryside in a wagon of carnival mirrors, pulled by two magnificent white horses named Look and See. As the Mirror Man, he is welcomed everywhere by children who find delight in seeing themselves take on strange and funny shapes when looking into the six mirrors that line the inside of his wagon. But there is another mirror, one of great magic—the Seventh Mirror. In it, children see themselves not as they are, but as they wish to be. It is the magic of the Seventh Mirror that the Mirror Man uses to return a young runaway girl named Sarah to her village of Whistletown. There, a frantic and comic search for her is taking place, involving everyone from the mayor and the police chief and the town poet to a cunning seasick pirate named Jake the Hunter and his fierce-looking dog Sniffer. They all play a major role in Sarah’s revealing discovery of the meaning of home. But Sarah is not the only person to find herself in the hidden magic of the Seventh Mirror. So does the Mirror Man.

The Stem of Jesse : The Costs of Community at a 1960's Southern School
By author: Will D. Campbell
Product Code: P242
ISBN: 9780865548565
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00

The Strange Journey of the Confederate Constitution: And Other Stories from Georgia’s Historical Past
By author: William Rawlings
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H939
ISBN: 9780881466263
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
THE STRANGE JOURNEY OF THE CONFEDERATE CONSTITUTION is a collection of seventeen articles and essays on topics in Georgia and Southern history. Individual chapters are arranged by era and cover subjects ranging from The Great Yazoo Fraud of the 1790s, to Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Treasure of the 1860s, to the Reign of Terror visited by the Ku Klux Klan in Macon of the 1920s. While academic, the book’s varying topics are aimed at readers with a general interest in the intriguing and often convoluted history of the South.