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1001 things everyone should know about the South

Author: John Shelton Reed; Dale Volberg Reed
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1997, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Main Street Books edView all editions and formats
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In 1,001 mini-essays, Dixieologists John Shelton Reed and Dale Volberg 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. Interspersed with entries on history, politics, life, and literature in this great collection of Southern trivia is a whole mess of fun facts--like how barbecue  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Miscellanea
Trivia and miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Shelton Reed; Dale Volberg Reed
ISBN: 0385474423 9780385474429
OCLC Number: 37462017
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 310 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The Southland : geography and environment --
Southern culture(s) : origins and folkways --
Boom and bust : agriculture, commerce, and industry --
The Southern nation : the Confederacy and its legacy --
The central theme : race and politics --
Grit lit : writers and literature --
Picking and singing : music and dance --
Eating and drinking : Southern cuisine --
Paintings and porticoes : architecture and art --
Preaching and teaching : religion and higher education --
Kicking back : sports and tourism --
The mythic South : the South of the mind.
Other Titles: One thousand one things everyone should know about the South
One thousand and one things everyone should know about the South
Responsibility: John Shelton Reed and Dale Volberg Reed.

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A surprise hit in hardcover, this funny, irreverent and idiosyncratic catalog of all things Southern is now available in paperback so legions more can savor its pages. "Highly readable and great for  Read more...

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