What exactly does it mean to be a Southerner in the 21st Century? Is
it spending countless hours finding out who your Confederate ancestor is
and joining up with the local Sons of Confederate Veterans? Or is it
driving around town with a Confederate flag bumper sticker on the back
of your pickup truck? Or maybe it’s being “that guy” that spends
countless hours setting the internet on fire with endless online debates
over whether the South was right in the War Between the States?
This was a question I was recently asking myself after reading I’ll Take My Stand, an extremely thought-provoking collection of essays from twelve Southerners first published almost 90 years ago.