The old scalawag
just closed his eyes and put on one of the softest "sugar-wouldn't-melt-in-my-mouth" expressions you ever saw and stood there taking it and asking for more.
What nature reared by centuries of toil, A scalawag
in half a day can spoil; An equal fate for him may Heaven provide - Damned in the moment of his tallest pride.
She never says a harsh word about another woman, and if she likes to card us poor scalawags
of men down I reckon our tough old hides can stand it.
What are these poor barnyard parents to do with their rascal, scalawag
, fluffy tricksters?
The term scalawag
, now interpreted as an evil malevolent person, specifically used to mean a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction.
A handful of other historian have begun to reassess this subject; see, for example, Leonard Rogoff, "A Tale of Two Cities: Race, Riots, and Religion in New Bern and Wilmington, North Carolina, 1898," Southern Jewish History, 14 (2011): 37-75; Benjamin Ginsburg, Moses of South Carolina: A Jewish Scalawag
during Radical Reconstruction (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010).
already the last ghost song of the Choctaw & the Chickasaw was long gone, no more than a drunken curse among the oak & sweet gum leaves, a tally of broken treaties and absences echoing cries of birds over the barrier islands inherited by the remittance man, scalawag
, & King Cotton, & already the sky was falling in on itself [.
Moses of South Carolina; a jewish scalawag
during radical reconstruction.
What follows is a brief Q&A, a smattering of Dustin's musings and misgivings about his life and times as a small-town newspaper editor-owner--a mix of the scalawag
in Studs Terkel, the gruffness of Red Smith and the gravitas of Editor
Nor do I think that he was more of a cheater or scalawag
than anyone else.
In response to Paul Murphy, one critic of the Agrarians, Winchell writes: "He might do well to remember the experience of a scalawag
professor who spoke in Edgefield County, South Carolina, a few years ago [the essay originally appeared in 2002].
The Gulliver theme continues in Wehrt euch (Resist, 2005), in which a young scalawag
gets attacked by a tiny track-and-field team, the sky filled with blazing toy planes.