How did I go from writing about southern industrialists and the New Deal to college radio?

I’ll be the first to admit it: it looks a little strange. My first book is about southern industrial lobbyists who responded negatively to the New Deal and, in the process, ushered in a new construction of conservative policy and politics that made room for the South. And now, here I am, writing about collegeContinue reading “How did I go from writing about southern industrialists and the New Deal to college radio?”

Why the “Rye”? It’s a long story…

The Hidden Political History of Southern Naming Traditions I share a middle name with my grandfather and my uncle, James Rye Jewell, Sr., and James Rye Jewell, Jr., a retired commander of the U.S. Navy. My cousin Blythe, Jr.’s daughter, has my Dad’s middle name, so it was only fair that the name swapping traditionContinue reading “Why the “Rye”? It’s a long story…”