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Southern Identity by the Numbers

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

in Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reviews the results of an original survey of southerners about the South and southern identity. Much of chapter 3 is focused on the answers to a single question that has been asked time ... More


Prologue: Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth

A. Glenn Crothers

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The prologue introduces Samuel M. Janney, Quaker minister, educator, historian, and antislavery activist. His 1849 arrest by a Loudoun County, Virginia, grand jury for inciting slave revolt ... More


Introduction: The Long Southern Strategy Explained

Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields

in The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190265960
eISBN:
9780190939403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265960.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The GOP’s Southern Strategy initiated the realignment of the South with the Republican Party by exploiting white racial anxiety about social changes to the southern racial hierarchy. However, the ... More


The Roots of Southern Identity

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

in Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

“The Roots of Southern Identity,” grounds the book within the larger context of regional identity and social identity before turning attention directly to the issues of southern identity and southern ... More


Signs of the South

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

in Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents the results of an analysis of business names, or topynms, throughout the South, supplemented with interviews with business owners. This analysis suggests that the Old South ... More


Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The American South has experienced remarkable change over the past half century. Black voter registration has increased, the region’s politics have shifted from one-party Democratic to the ... More


A Peculiar Brand of Feminism

Anne Stefani

in Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920-1970

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060767
eISBN:
9780813051260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060767.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The final chapter discusses the persistent distinctiveness of white southern women in American society and culture in the late 1960s. Although the white women who participated in the civil rights ... More


Talking with Southerners

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

in Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter relies on evidence from a series of focus groups. These focus groups allow us to explore southern identity in more detail and follow up on many of the themes that developed in earlier ... More


Conclusion

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

in Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The concluding chapter ties together key findings from previous chapters, highlights the book’s theoretical contributions, building on the social identity literature reviewed in chapter 1. The ... More


Introduction

Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts

in Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of Its People

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631059
eISBN:
9781469631073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631059.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... More


The Border Crossing Narrative and the Disruption of Southern Borders

Mary Weaks-Baxter

in Leaving the South: Border Crossing Narratives and the Remaking of Southern Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819598
eISBN:
9781496819635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819598.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

With the view that crossing a border is a transformative experience, this chapter provides groundwork for the rest of the study and focuses on collective narratives of movement, specifically at ways ... More


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