“Groundwork” is the blog of editor Foster Dickson, which will feature project updates, brief ruminations, other peripheral bits of interest— and if COVID will ever slow down, excerpts from interviews and periodic travelogues.

April 10, 2021: More Substance than Stereotype

March 25, 2021: Reading Myth and Southern History, Volume 2: The New South

February 23, 2021: Reading Alexander Lamis’ The Two-Party South

February 3, 2021: Five More Historians and Journalists on the Modern South

January 23, 2021: Reading Stephen A Smith’s Myth, Media, and the Southern Mind

January 19, 2021: The call for submissions continues.

January 12, 2021: Forthcoming in Nobody’s Home— Thirteen New Works

December 19, 2020: Reading Jack Temple Kirby’s The Countercultural South

December 8, 2020: The Looming Specter of the Dormant Voter

November 24, 2020: Reading Charles Reagan Wilson’s Judgment & Grace in Dixie

November 12, 2020: Work

November 3, 2020: Reagan at Neshoba, August 1980

October 22, 2020: “I mean, what am I supposed to write about?”

October 13, 2020: Crazy, Wrong Madness

September 29, 2020: A Personal Religion that Goes Public

September 27, 2020: Five Historians and Journalists on the Modern South

September 17, 2020: Narratives, Old and New

August 3, 2020: A Word from the Editor on Submissions

July 6, 2020: On Facebook and Twitter, and just now accepting submissions