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‘. . . a risk-taking, socially conscious publisher . . .’
Publishing Fine Books on the American South for Three Decades
Our Books Explore Social Justice Topics and Racial, Ethnic, Religious, and Political Identities
NewSouth Has Published Hundreds of Literary Fiction and Nonfiction Titles
‘. . . Our Program Is Defined by Its Strong Cultural Component . . .’
Publisher of Regional Books of National Significance

The British colony of West Florida— which once included portions of what are now Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana—is the forgotten fourteenth colony of America’s Revolutionary era. The colony’s eventful years as a part of the British Empire form a compelling interlude in Gulf Coast history that has too long been overlooked. The colony’s history showcases a tumultuous political scene; a host of bold and colorful characters; a compelling saga of struggle and perseverance in the pursuit of financial stability; and a dramatic series of battles on land and water which brought about the end of its days under the Union Jack. In Fourteenth Colony, historian Mike Bunn offers the first comprehensive history of the colony, introducing readers to the Gulf Coast’s remarkable British period and putting West Florida back in its rightful place on the map of Colonial America.


An illuminating exploration of a chapter of American history most readers haven’t previously encountered.  Kirkus Reviews
 
Bunn combines deep scholarship with vivid storytelling in this comprehensive record. Publishers Weekly

My Little Town turns the Yankee-comes-toDixie literary genre outside in, examining Lovelady, Alabama, through the eyes of someone who should never have been living there and yet found himself there for more than a decade. With a keen appreciation of its Southern tableau, the book lovingly scrutinizes an Alabama village, accompanied by photographer Frank Williams’s images. Author D. B. Tipmore couples this fresh view of small-town life with his own narrative of a worldly urban nomad who hopes to find a home in one of the most isolated areas of the United States, peculiarly defined by its racial history and regional mores. By conflating the two stories, My Little Town challenges the reader as much as the author, raising serious questions about our ability as Americans to transcend our regional identities and cultural complexities.


D. B. Tipmore is not a damned Yankee; he is a writer’s writer. My Little Town is a wildly fresh perspective on the South.  Sean Dietrich, author of Stars of Alabama

In Creativity and Chaos, Charles Suhor brings to life the bold challenges to the status quo in education during a decade of national turmoil. The regimentation and rote learning of traditional schooling could not have escaped the restless temper of the times. Suhor describes the popular culture of post-World War II New Orleans as a rich backdrop for his years as an impassioned educational reformer at local and national levels. Suhor’s engaging account takes the reader into classrooms as well as the intrigues of central office politics and national leaders’ disputes on how to best teach students in a time of change. In no sense a doctrinaire liberal, he also lambastes the errors and excesses of the progressive moment and traces its decline and the ensuing demand for a return to basic skills

Creativity and Chaos evokes the heady ferment, drama, and bittersweet promise of progressive teaching practices.  William Strong, professor emeritus, Utah State University, and author of Coaching Writing
 
Suhor employs the gifts of a teacher, historian, and activist to tell the story of a decade of progressive education. Carol Jago, former president of the National Council of Teachers of English