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Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Hardcover – September 18, 1989
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- Brian E. Coutts, Western Kentucky Univ. Lib., Bowling Green
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
For example, when I first moved to Jacksonville in 1960, I remember hearing about "having an RC and a Moon Pie" for lunch. The encyclopedia will tell you all about that. Ralph McGill was the editor of the Atlanta Constitution 50 years ago and hated by many white southerners. This big book will tell you why.
Everything gets covered, from the "Lost Cause" to the epic literature of the South including William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Tom Wolfe and others. Music is not shorted, either, from the original blackface minstrel shows to the Grand Ole Opry; it's all there for your edification and enjoyment.
It's a pricey book, but I got a deal by purchasing a used one at Amazon.
Being forced out of Arkansas to California to complete my education after Governor Faubus closed the schools, didn't dampen my view of the South.
I plan to buy all of the new subjects that have just been published by these publishers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well, if it has to do with Southern Culture- it is in this HUGE book- like a zillion pages, weighs a ton. Read morePublished 8 months ago by C. Braden
Recently relocated in the deep south, much is foreign to me. This encyclopedia touches on everything southern and is most enlightening.
Right off the bat, you should know that this book is gigantic and can be cumbersome. (The book is a good 4 inches thick). Read morePublished on April 24, 2013 by Kelly