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Date:
May 20
Time:
5:00 pm
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Off Square Books
129 Courthouse Square Oxford, MS 38655 United States
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(662) 236-2828
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http://www.squarebooks.com/square-books

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An A-to-Z compendium of people, places, and events from prehistoric times to today.

The perfect book for every Mississippian who cares about the state, this is a mammoth collaboration in which thirty subject editors suggested topics, over seven hundred scholars wrote entries, and countless individuals made suggestions. The volume will appeal to anyone who wants to know more about Mississippi and the people who call it home. The book will be especially helpful to students, teachers, and scholars researching, writing about, or otherwise discovering the state, past and present.

The volume contains entries on every county, every governor, and numerous musicians, writers, artists, and activists. Each entry provides an authoritative but accessible introduction to the topic discussed. The Mississippi Encyclopedia also features long essays on agriculture, archaeology, the civil rights movement, the Civil War, drama, education, the environment, ethnicity, fiction, folklife, foodways, geography, industry and industrial workers, law, medicine, music, myths and representations, Native Americans, nonfiction, poetry, politics and government, the press, religion, social and economic history, sports, and visual art. It includes solid, clear information in a single volume, offering with clarity and scholarship a breadth of topics unavailable anywhere else. This book also includes many surprises readers can only find by browsing.

Don’t miss “The Encycloparty” on Saturday, May 20th, when, beginning at 3 pm at Oxford City Hall Courtroom, some of its contributors will present “lecturettes” on their respective topics and, at 5 pm at Off Square Books, there will be a party and book-signing with Jimmy Thomas and other editors and all contributors present.

Event date:
Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 5:00pm
Event address:
129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
The Mississippi Encyclopedia Cover Image
By Ted Ownby (Editor), Charles Reagan Wilson (Editor), Ann J. Abadie (Editor)
$70.00
ISBN: 9781628466928
Availability: Coming Soon – Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: University Press of Mississippi – May 29th, 2017
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