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Nobody Writes South the Way About the We Do We have one of those love-hate relationships with the South. It’s our home, and we know it backwards and forwards. Who runs it, who wants it, who makes it go. We’ve been watching it for a long time. Long before it was called the Southern rim or the Sunbelt. Long before Washington ever heard of Jimmy Carter. That’s why the Village Voice depends on Southern Exposure to tell them about Carter’s ties to big money in the South. And why the Wall Street Journal calls us to learn what labor unions are doing here. And why dozens of other editors and journalists turn to us for the inside story. We’ve taken on the biggest and the brightest in the South and laid them bare for all to see. One time it’s the top media chains or defense contractors. Next time it’s an intimate profile of a grassroots leader or public policy maker, from Julian Bond to Billy Graham. In the current issue, we uncover the Coca-Cola connection to Jimmy Carter and trace the politics of image manipulation. We look at who owns the railroads and their decay from the grand days of linen tablecloths. We explore what it means to grow up gay in Dixie, and what developers are doing to Beale Street, birthplace of the Memphis blues. And Lawrence Goodwyn, author of a new, prize-winning book on Populism, compares Carter to the original Populists with devastating results. Southern Exposure also present the good things about the South that rarely make the national news. The underside o.f our culture that gave America the great blues singers, Loretta Lynn and Tom T. Hall, craftsmen and civil-rights leaders. For example, in the current issue, we also feature a photo essay on “Juneteenth,” a unique East Texas celebration commemorating Emancipation. We uncover the culture of coastal fishing towns to find the secret of their staying power. And we interview a midwife from Plains, Georgia, who knows more about Southern traditions than Miz Lillian dreamed. Nobody writes about the South the way we do. Each quarter we combine investigative journalism, personality profiles, cultural essays, photography and hard data in a journal that we guarantee you’ll never throw away. A magazine you’ll find yourself going back to again and again, for inspiration, for references, for good reading. A magazine that one reader told us amounts to a combination National Geographic, I.F. Stone Weekly, and Ramparts. To introduce you to Southern Exposure, we make this offer. Send us $8 for a year’s subscription, and we’ll send you the current issue described above FREE! If you don’t like the issue, you can tell us and we’ll promptly return your $8. That’s the best we can do. It’s as good a deal as we’d give any Southern Mxposure “the best single source on the national and regional dynamics behind the South’s people and power” Julian Bond “indispensable for any writer or student of the Southern Rim, whether a native or not.” -Kirkpatrick Sale, journalist and author “chronicles the unwritten social, political, and cultural history of a region often misunderstood” 7 Rolling Stone “a place to go to see and feel and hear real Southerners in all their variety and complexity. A magazine in the best of the Populist tradition.” -Robert Coles, author, Children of crisis “a superb combination’of good writing, good photography, good thinking, and good editing.” -Robert Sherrill, journalist and author “enjoyable, powerful material,with first-rate reporting told by those who helped make history.” -Alex Haley, author, Roots “I only wish my generation had started such a stimulating magazine as Southern Exposure.” –C. Vann Woodward, author “a high qiiality, beautiful publication” Harpers SPECIAL OFFER: Yes, send me a FREE issue of Southern Exposure immediately. Here’s my $8 for a full-year subscription, but I understand you’ll give me my money back if I don’t like the free issue. That’s a guaranteed refund! 11\(1We address city state -ip \(make checks payable to SOUthef77 Exposure and mail with coupon to Box 230.K, Chapel Hi, , Soutliern Mxposure