Where the River Runs Deep: The Story of a Mississippi River Pilot (review)

Where the River Runs Deep: The Story of a Mississippi River Pilot (review) 118Southern Cultures South that is much more complex than most people realize. Lawrence Brasher's study should encourage others to study equally representative men and women in other movements--pentecostalism, fundamentalism, the many Churches of God. As they do so, how- ever, they should begin to wonder how much such phenomena are peculiarly southern, especially if they realize that there are at least as many holiness folk in Nampa, Idaho, as in Smithfield, North Carolina. Where the River Runs Deep: The Story of a Mississippi River Pilot. By Joy J. Jackson. Louisiana State University Press, 1993. 273 pp. Cloth, $29.95. Reviewed by Lynn Roundtree, a rare book and manuscript appraiser and owner of Triduum Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Joy Jackson's Where the River Runs Deep sets out to tell two stories: first, the life of the author's father, Oliver Jackson, who spent most of his life on or near the Mississippi River, and second, the modern "history of the river between Baton Rouge and the Gulf." Jackson provides us with an unusual entree into both the little-known world of ship's pilots on the nation's greatest inland waterway and the ordinary lives of a white working-class family in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Where the River Runs Deep: The Story of a Mississippi River Pilot (review)

Southern Cultures, Volume 2 (1) – Jan 4, 1995

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118Southern Cultures South that is much more complex than most people realize. Lawrence Brasher's study should encourage others to study equally representative men and women in other movements--pentecostalism, fundamentalism, the many Churches of God. As they do so, how- ever, they should begin to wonder how much such phenomena are peculiarly southern, especially if they realize that there are at least as many holiness folk in Nampa, Idaho, as in Smithfield, North Carolina. Where the River Runs Deep: The Story of a Mississippi River Pilot. By Joy J. Jackson. Louisiana State University Press, 1993. 273 pp. Cloth, $29.95. Reviewed by Lynn Roundtree, a rare book and manuscript appraiser and owner of Triduum Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Joy Jackson's Where the River Runs Deep sets out to tell two stories: first, the life of the author's father, Oliver Jackson, who spent most of his life on or near the Mississippi River, and second, the modern "history of the river between Baton Rouge and the Gulf." Jackson provides us with an unusual entree into both the little-known world of ship's pilots on the nation's greatest inland waterway and the ordinary lives of a white working-class family in the

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Published: Jan 4, 1995

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