Another book for the Carmer (Stars Fall on Alabama) market:- the deep South as seen by a reporter on Southern papers. Legends, gossip, the life of Negroes, news stories -- tragic or amusing. From the origin of the song, Dixie, to stories of lynchings, of a Union State in the South during the Civil War, stories of the Delta, of hog hunting, the Parchman State Farm, shanty boat folks and stump jumpers, the man who survived a lynching, floods, the rich and poor man's lands, river stories -- on and on, crammed full of bits and pieces that together make up a part of the song and story that is the South. Good reporting -- good observation -- little more. No conclusion drawn, but graphic presentation. Americana.