It is surprising how much of what passes for "American"
culture is actually Southern culture. In this section, we
hope to introduce, or rather re-introduce, Southerners to the roots of
their culture. As much as any other people, Southerners have a very
well developed culture consisting of food, music, art, literature, dance
and even manners and mores that differ from the rest of America.
You may be surprised to discover just how much of what is truly Southern
culture has been adopted by the rest of America and been taken for granted
as "American" culture. You are invited to explore the
material here, as well as the many links provided. If you know of
anything else that you might think should be included here, we encourage
and let us know what it is. We are always willing to consider the
input of others.
The "Southern Language"
A site providing information on genealogy, literature, a variety
of Southern music styles, and monthly recommended links to interesting
sites on the South
The History of the South, McDowell Technical Community College
Culture, an on-line text
This is an excellent site providing a look at aspects of the South,
including social classes, race, religion, politics, symbolism and
stereotypes, and how all this has helped to shape the unique Southern
culture. Provided by Vance-Granville Community College, and
is an excellent source for school papers and home schooling.
Lists festivals and events in the South. Features are informative
articles on festivals, fairs, vendors and entertainers for the travel
& tourism industry.
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