By John Shelton Reed Dr. John Shelton Reed is William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was director of the Howard Odum Institute for Research in Social Science and helped to found the university's Center for the Study of the American South and the quarterly Southern Cultures. He has written or edited 19 books, including "1001 Things Everyone Should Know About the South."
  • Dulce et Decorum, Silent Sam?

    July 14, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Editor’s note: This essay was published in the magazine Chronicles in February, 1988.  A few small changes have been changed to bring it up to date. One of the most moving war memorials I ever saw was on a wall outside the old Reading Room of the British Museum in London. It was a simple […]

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    John Shelton Reed: The Carolina Way?

    June 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

    For the last third of the twentieth century, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill had an athletic program remarkably unsullied by scandal, a situation so rare among large Southern state universities that some people began to speak about “the Carolina Way.” That phrase has always annoyed our athletic rivals, and, to be sure, […]