“A wealthy and various examine the numerous identities of a wealthy and numerous zone. greater than an homage to a talented historian, it's a stand-alone, interdisciplinary inquiry into simply how complex this factor known as ‘the South’ might be. It’s all right here, from literature to politics, race to faith, gender to family tree, previous South to New—with voodoo and a doomed barge canal as extra twists. attention-grabbing and totally up-to-date.”—John Mayfield, writer of Counterfeit Gentlemen
The essays during this quantity honor Wyatt-Brown and his paintings by utilizing the idea that of southern identities as a jumping-off element, analyzing a variety of subject matters. Southern personality explores Quaker antislavery in Virginia, Lincoln’s experience of southern honor, white and black makes use of of voodoo, modern southern conservatives’ fight for position, and the habit of accomplice girls in the course of Sherman’s invasion.
greater than a festschrift,this quantity demonstrates that southern id is plural, now not monolithic, and divulges how the region’s specialty marginalizes many populations that give a contribution to “southernness.”
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