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Front Porch

Front Porch illustrations by Jane Mount // Fall 2020 The Women’s Issue • 1 N THE OCCASION “Many of the of this special issue authors here, among focused on wom - some of the most Oen—thanks to our whip-smart guest editor, historian Jessica exciting scholars Wilkerson—I am grateful for the vir - tu of women, gender, al women’s community I access online in and sexuality, are these continued months of lockdown, but rewriting histories I miss the physical presence of the imp- ort ant women in my life. (Roper, the senior of the US South. female Labrador retriever member of our Their goal is not household, just nudged me with her nose simply to be more from where she lies under my desk as I inclusive, but to write. I stand corrected.) Isolation reminds me of the many w-om reinterpret southern en and women’s spaces I turn to daily—and and women’s history.” of our conversations that sustain my work, my personal life and family, and, most im - portantly, my sense of well-being. Among these women are my intrepid mother Huddy Cohen, who, at ninety-five, is reading her way through the quarantine, includ Southe ing rn Cultures (she is a big http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © Center for the Study of the American South
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1534-1488

Abstract

illustrations by Jane Mount // Fall 2020 The Women’s Issue • 1 N THE OCCASION “Many of the of this special issue authors here, among focused on wom - some of the most Oen—thanks to our whip-smart guest editor, historian Jessica exciting scholars Wilkerson—I am grateful for the vir - tu of women, gender, al women’s community I access online in and sexuality, are these continued months of lockdown, but rewriting histories I miss the physical presence of the imp- ort ant women in my life. (Roper, the senior of the US South. female Labrador retriever member of our Their goal is not household, just nudged me with her nose simply to be more from where she lies under my desk as I inclusive, but to write. I stand corrected.) Isolation reminds me of the many w-om reinterpret southern en and women’s spaces I turn to daily—and and women’s history.” of our conversations that sustain my work, my personal life and family, and, most im - portantly, my sense of well-being. Among these women are my intrepid mother Huddy Cohen, who, at ninety-five, is reading her way through the quarantine, includ Southe ing rn Cultures (she is a big

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Oct 22, 2020

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