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level:deepsouth is an online anthology about growing up Generation X in the Deep South during the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. The anthology is open to submissions of creative nonfiction (essays, memoirs, and reviews) and images (photos and flyers), as well as to contributions for the lists.

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Bear: The Hard Life and Good Times of Alabama’s Coach Bryant by Paul “Bear” Bryant  with John Underwood (1975)
The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock by Jan Reid (1977)
A Government as Good as its People by Jimmy Carter (1977, reissue 1996)
A history of the Swimming Pool Qs, band formed in 1978
“The 1981 lynching that bankrupted an Alabama KKK,” from history.com 
“Is Rock Dead?” in People magazine, January 17, 1983
Looking for Hogeye by Roy Reed (1986)
Codename: Greenkil: The 1979 Greensboro Killings by Elizabeth Wheaton (1987)
“The murder of Kevin Ives and Don Henry” in 1987, in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas
A Turn in the South by VS Naipaul (1989)
The Wrath of Hugo: South Carolina, September 21, 1989 (1989)
Party Out of Bounds: The B-52s, REM, and Kids who Rocked Athens, Georgia by Rodger Lyle Brown (1991, reissue 2016)
“On the Road with . . .The Velcro Pygmies” in Louisville Music News, May 1992 
Building Consensus: A History of the Passage of the Mississippi Education Reform Act of 1982 by Andrew P. Mullins (1992)
South of Haunted Dreams: A Ride through Slavery’s Old Backyard by Eddy L. Harris (1993)
“The Devil Went Down to ‘Bama” in Spin, September 1993
The obituary of Lewis Grizzard in The New York Times, March 21, 1994
“In Prom Dispute, a Town’s Race Divisions Emerge,” in The New York Times, August 15, 1994
Dixie Rising: How the South is Shaping American Values, Politics, and Culture by Peter Applebome (1996)
“1997: Alabama says Goodbye to Fort Payne’s June Jam” from WHNT TV
Feature on the mass school shooting in Jonesboro, Arkansas, in Time, April 1998
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horowitz (1999)
“Frankie Goes to Alabama?” in Spin, September 2000
Dixie: A Personal Odyssey through Events that Shaped the Modern South by Curtis Wilkie (2001)
South to a New Place: Region, Literature, Culture, edited by Suzanne W. Jones and Sharon Monteith (2002)
Devil’s Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt (2003)
Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race, and Beginnings in a New South by Mark Kemp (2004)
Dooley: My 40 Years at Georgia by Vince Dooley with Tony Barnhart (2005)
Challenging U.S. Apartheid: Atlanta and Black Struggles for Human Rights, 1960–1977 by Winston A. Grady-Willis (2006)
The 1998 closing of Rockafellas in Columbia, SC on columbiaclosings.com, November 19, 2008
“REM found early support in Columbia,” on JasperProject.com, October 11, 2011 (mentions Von Henmon’s)
Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence, and the Last Lynching in America by BJ Hollars (2011)
Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary in the Heart of Dixie by Allen Tullos (2011)
“Reunion show memorialized Atlanta’s punk scene,” on ajc.com, August 11, 2012
“Remembering Oxford Books,” in Atlanta INtown, November 1, 2014
The Good Times Rolled: Black New Orleans, 1978 – 1982 by Bernard Hermann (2015)
“The little-known history of the War Eagle Supper Club” in al.com, December 29, 2015
“17 Alabama music festivals we wish we still had” on al.com, May 11, 2016
“Masquerade will officially close in August,” from Curbed Atlanta, June 2016
Blood in the Soil: A True Tale of Racism, Sex, and Murder in the South by Carole Townsend (2016)
“Members of Generation X most concentrated in Georgia,” on ajc.com, October 12, 2017
“City Stages: A look back at the Birmingham music festival” on al.com, June 17, 2018
The South of the Mind: American Imaginings of White Southernness, 1960–1980 by Zachary J. Lechner (2018)
“Interview: Patterson Hood Opens Up about Adam’s House Cat,” in The Boot, October 18, 2018
Closed Ranks: The Whitehurst Case in Post-Civil Rights Montgomery by Foster Dickson (2018)
“Restaurants Birmingham misses most” on al.com, April 14, 2019
“Fly On, Fly Stone,” an obituary for The Nasty Bucks’ frontman, in Stomp and Stammer, July 18, 2019
“Cross Garden: Hell’s Warning Label, Prattville, Alabama” on RoadsideAmerica.com (2019)
Begin the Begin: REM’s Early Years by Robert Dean Lurie (2019)
Family Matters: James Dobson and Focus on the Family’s Crusade for the Christian Home by Hilde Løvdal Stephens (2019) 
“Charlemagne Record Exchange closing after 42 years,” on al.com, December 2019
For the Hog Killing, 1979 by Tanya Amyx Berry (2019)
Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture by Grace Elizabeth Hale (2020)
“Normandale: Where everybody knew your name” in The Montgomery Advertiser, February 2020
Goodbye, My Tribe: An Evangelical Exodus by Vic Sizemore (2020)
“The Home I Carry with Me” by Worth Parker, published in Bitter Southerner, 2020 
“The Long Tail of Pylon, According to Pylon,” on npr.org, August 26, 2020 
“Why can’t my friend sleep over?” by Brad Harper in the Montgomery Advertiser, February 9, 2021
bhamwiki’s history of the 5 Points South Music Hall in Birmingham, Alabama

 

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