Vanderbilt Magazine

Vanderbilt Magazine

Southern Journal

Reflections on the South


Dispatches from the Great Loop

Dispatches from the Great Loop

A year on the water offers glimpses of America that the land-locked never experience.

by Dr. Jerry Reves, BA’65, and Jenny Reves

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How I Came to the Mountains

How I Came to the Mountains

When you bring an open heart to Appalachia, a summer can turn into a lifetime.

by Kathy Hutson, MS’70

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Autobiography of a White Girl Raised in the South

Autobiography of a White Girl Raised in the South

by Kate Daniels

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High Flyer

High Flyer

There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots. But there are no cross-dressing, crop-dusting, jitterbugging pilots anything like Neil Cargile.

by Ridley Wills II, BA’56

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In the Path of the Oil

In the Path of the Oil

On the edge of the continent, an ancient bargain is unraveling before our eyes, and even the old-timers don’t know what comes next.

by Frye Gaillard, BA’68

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Look for Us in the Kitchen

Look for Us in the Kitchen

At the family table, each of us feels loved from every direction and buffered from the ugly parts of life.

by Linda Schlesinger Mabry, BSN’66

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All I Want for Christmas Is Another ‘Grandma’

All I Want for Christmas Is Another ‘Grandma’

Nothing says holiday cheer like a beloved relative killed off in the third verse.

by Randy Brooks, BA’70

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Narrative Drive

Narrative Drive

When the words finally fall into place, it’s almost as good as spontaneous combustion.

by Kevin Wilson, BA’00

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Sweet Affliction

Sweet Affliction

Liberals and conservatives, believers and atheists—all are welcome in the hollow square of Sacred Harp singing.

by David Carlton

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Family Inheritance

Family Inheritance

From Reconstruction to post-civil rights, political activism has been bred in my bones.

by Sheryll Cashin, BE’84

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Meet the Ancestors

Meet the Ancestors

My Revolutionary forebears put the “Nash” in Nashville.

by Hugh O. Nash Jr., BE’67

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Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

A ruthless slave driver's decision to free the people he had exploited leaves questions 150 years later.

by Richard Blackett

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The Crop That Built Carolina

The Crop That Built Carolina

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