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1001 Things Everyone Should Know about the South

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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 ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.500

Entertaining History

by srmack on May 29, 2009

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.



by ditzi on 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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