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Resilience of Southern IdentityWhy the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People$
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Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469631059

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Resilience of Southern Identity
Author(s):

Christopher A. Cooper

H. Gibbs Knotts

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.003.0001

Scholars and observers of the South have long predicted that southern identity would soon go the way of the dodo bird. In this chapter we discuss the reasons for this prediction and lay out the central argument of this book: despite the physical manifestations of modernization, people still find a reason to connect to the South and to identify as southerners.

Keywords:   Southern identity, South, Southern history

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