Acting My Face: A Memoir

Alan Lomax, Assistant In Charge: The Library of Congress Letters, 1935-1945

Alexander Payne: Interviews

Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

The Architecture of William Nichols: Building the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi

Asian Comics

Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest: Fifty Pieces from the Road

Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures

Baz Luhrmann: Interviews

Behold the Proverbs of a People: Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics

Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

Black Baseball, Black Business: Race Enterprise and the Fate of the Segregated Dollar

Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Building the Beloved Community: Philadelphia's Interracial Civil Rights Organizations and Race Relations, 1930-1970

Carroll Cloar: In His Studio

The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles

Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev: Volume I

Conversations With Jay Parini

Conversations with Jerome Charyn

Conversations With Ken Kesey

Conversations with Steve Martin

Conversations With William Gibson

Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote

Creating Jazz Counterpoint: New Orleans, Barbershop Harmony, and the Blues

Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

Dave Sim: Conversations

David Fincher: Interviews

David L. Jordan: From the Mississippi Cotton Fields to the State Senate, A Memoir

Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Delta Dogs

Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century

Ed King's Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer

Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna: A Children's Classic at 100

Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora

Faulkner and Film

Faulkner and Formalism: Returns of the Text

Faulkner and Mystery

Fish and Wildlife Management: A Handbook for Mississippi Landowners

Folklore Theory in Postwar Germany

Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

Free Jazz/Black Power

Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

Happy Clouds, Happy Trees: The Bob Ross Phenomenon

Harmony Korine: Interviews

He Stopped Loving Her Today: George Jones, Billy Sherrill, and the PrettyMuch Totally True Story of the Making of the Greatest Country Record of All Time

Hearths of Darkness: The Family in the American Horror Film, Updated Edition

The House that Sugarcane Built: The Louisiana Burguières

Howard Chaykin: Conversations

Insider Histories of Cartooning: Rediscovering Forgotten Famous Comics and Their Creators

James Z. George: Mississippi's Great Commoner

Japanese Animation: East Asian Perspectives

The Jazz Image: Seeing Music Through Herman Leonard's Photography

Joan Blondell: A Life between Takes

Komiks: Comic Art in Russia

The Lakes of Pontchartrain: Their History and Environments

Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong's Hat

Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Little Red Readings: Historical Materialist Perspectives on Children's Literature

Livestock Brands and Marks: An Unexpected Bayou Country History 1822-1946 Pioneer Families Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers

Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don't They Do It Like They Used To?

Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress, Revised and Updated

Mayor Victor H. Schiro: New Orleans in Transition, 1961-1970

A Mickey Mouse Reader

The Mind of the South: Fifty Years Later

Mississippi Entrepreneurs

Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front

The Mississippi Secession Convention: Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861-1865

The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Negotiating Difference in French Louisiana Music: Categories, Stereotypes, and Identifications

A New History of Mississippi

Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and The Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Perilous Place, Powerful Storms: Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana

Peter Bogdanovich: Interviews

The Port Royal Experiment: A Case Study in Development

Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity After Civil Rights

The President's Ladies: Jane Wyman and Nancy Davis

Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union

Ravished Armenia and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian

Rolland Golden: Life, Love, and Art in the French Quarter

Russell Long: A Life in Politics

The Search for Good Wine: From the Founding Fathers to the Modern Table

The Search for Sam Goldwyn

Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies

Seth: Conversations

Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker

Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation

The State of Health and Health Care in Mississippi

The Struggle for America's Promise: Equal Opportunity at the Dawn of Corporate Capital

Time in Television Narrative: Exploring Temporality in Twenty-First-Century Programming

To Write in the Light of Freedom: The Newspapers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools

Todd Haynes: Interviews

Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

The True Gospel Preached Here

Until You Are Dead, Dead, Dead: The Hanging of Albert Edwin Batson

A Voice That Could Stir an Army: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Rhetoric of the Black Freedom Movement

A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

Walt before Mickey: Disney's Early Years, 1919-1928

We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-In and the Movement it Inspired

Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964

Werner Herzog: Interviews

Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art Of Winsor McCay

Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance

Writing in the Kitchen: Essays on Southern Literature and Foodways


Praise for Happy Clouds, Happy Trees

Happy Clouds, Happy Trees: The Bob Ross Phenomenon explores of one of the most beloved and talented artists and painting instructors ever to teach on American television. Released earlier this year, the book reacquaints readers with Bob Ross (1942–1995) as the gentle, afro’d painter of happy trees on PBS.  But Ross was a man of many contradictions. He’s famous, but few know him by name.

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