Lazy Afternoon Reruns: “Southern-ness”

Maybe it’s all semantics, but the question always seems to be there: what does it mean for someone or something to be “Southern”? I am dealing with this a good bit in writing the introduction to Children of the Changing South. Geographically and historically, it is easy to oversimplify: the states that fought in the Confederacy during the Civil War. But culturally, it isn’t so easy. Of course, as the writer of a scholarly introduction, I want to be correct . . . but I don’t know if it’s possible to be correct about this matter.

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