The Confederate States. The Cotton Kingdom. The Sahara of the Bozart. The Bible Belt. However it is defined, the South is the most intriguing--and misunderstood--region of the country. In this collection of 1,001 short, eminently readable essays, John and Dale Reed illuminate every nook and cranny of this fertile land and culture, clarifying with ...
The Confederate States. The Cotton Kingdom. The Sahara of the Bozart. The Bible Belt. However it is defined, the South is the most intriguing--and misunderstood--region of the country. In this collection of 1,001 short, eminently readable essays, John and Dale Reed illuminate every nook and cranny of this fertile land and culture, clarifying with an authoritative but humorous touch what everyone should know about the South--but probably doesn't. 400 photos.
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John Shelton Reed and Dale Volberg Reed Reeds are researchers, historians and writers, and the book looks at the South through the lenses of history, geography, ethnology, linguistics, religion, art, music, literature, architecture, cooking, politics, economics, and more for the 400+ years of southern history. Unfortunately or fortunately each of the entries in all the subjects gets about the same amount of space (about one paragraph), so the book is easy to pick up and put down. One of the things that made this book satisfying to me was the fact that it did not look at the South only through the eyes of the American Civil War.
Sep 27, 2007
It's a good book, but for a college textbook it shouldn't be used. It's too elementary and some of the stuff the author said I don't agree with and would like to know where he got his data.
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