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Redefining Southern Culture: Mind and Identity in the Modern South Paperback – August 1, 1999
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<p>Cobb's work draws upon the writing of many historians, and his notes provide for a rich bibliography . . . Highly recommended.</p> (Library Journal)
<p>James C. Cobb has a distinguished record of helping to sort out the complexities of tradition and modernity in the American South. . . . Cobb's prose is deft and graceful . . . . This is a book that deserves a wide audience and a careful reading, by soccer moms and neo-Confederates alike.</p> (Raleigh News and Observer)
<p>[Cobb] exhibits the skills of a talented folklorist as well as historian of southern music in presenting with great detail the stories, songs, and voices of history that fascinate the imagination . . . He brings the long dead past into sharp focus . . . Cobb brings to his study a great and useful range of cultural history and wonderful detail.</p> (Southern Literary Journal)
<p>Cobb is witty and always stimulating in bringing together issues of the South’s cultural identity and its economic development—as no one else writing on the South does so well.</p> (Southern Register)
<p>People interested in the South and its place in the greater scheme of things need to pay attention to what Jim Cobb has to say.</p> (Anniston Star)
<p>Readers who want a broad scholarly treatment of southern culture and its continuous state of change will find this book to be educational, balanced and interesting.</p> (Tampa Tribune)
<p>Very few historians can turn their hand to both economic and cultural history but James Cobb is one of them.</p> (Mississippi Quarterly)