“The Provincials”: Durham native Eli Evans published his seminal chronicle of Southern Jews in 1973. The book was an instant classic, combining memoir with journalistic research and reporting to create a historical document. To coincide with the 350th anniversary of Jews in America, UNC Press has reissued Evans’s book with a new introduction and many pages of photographs. Host Frank Stasio talks with Evans about the colorful history of Jews in the American South, including his own family’s story (Evans’s father was a mayor of Durham in the late 1950’s early 1960’s.) Listener Call-In. (59:00)
Re-broadcast of a show that first aired on March 30, 2005.