Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Recommended Books about the South and Its History

 

A friend recently asked me for a list of good books about the South and “the Late Unpleasantness” which he could share with his two sons, one of whom will be entering college this fall, and the other who will be a high school senior. I began naming some volumes, at random. But my friend stopped me in mid-sentence and asked if I could compile and write down a list of about ten books which would essentially touch the main points of Southern history and culture: that is, offering a non-politically correct view of the War Between the States, placing the institution of slavery in its proper context (as not the determining factor for the War), and taking a sympathetic view of the richness of our Southern heritage…and, perhaps most importantly, suggesting some works that a bright college freshman and high school senior could understand and refer to as they navigated the corrupted hallways of our American educational system. 

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4 comments:

  1. I found this site which is pretty good! https://www.charlestonathenaeumpress.com

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  2. Good to see you posting again.

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  3. A good read pertaining to the antebellum South is "Cracker Culture: Celtic Ways of the Old South" (I think) by Grady McWhinney published by the University of Alabama Press

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  4. Good to have you back posting again. A little off topic but, do you know where I might find a copy of DH Hills' Math Textbook? I swear I have read excerpts on line somewhere. I have found that a lot of what he wrote about yankees could just as readily describe the modern day communist-progressives. I'd like to see if the same holds true in the math book.

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