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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: University of Missouri (Sept. 4 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826214908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826214904
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 467 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,809,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“These essays are both timed and timeless. Timed because they are products of a man and his era. They are his thoughts, shaped by what was happening to him when he wrote them. Timeless because they offer a historical perspective on the region and its people. This is a fine book.”

—Harvey H. Jackson, The Journal of Southern History

“Any reader, whether interested in the usual subjects about the South or not, will learn new things about the South from reading Reed’s engaging book.”

—Larry D. Griffin, Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies

"Informatively written . . . Minding the South is a wonderful celebration of the American South and its culture—a regional society which has resisted being assimilated by mainstream United States in order to keep its own distinctive personality. . . . Minding the South is a splendid and enduring tribute to American Southern culture and custom."

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--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

John Shelton Reed taught for thirty-one years at the University of North Carolina, where he directed the Howard Odum Institute for Research in Social Science and helped to found the university's Center for the Study of the American South. A founding coeditor of the quarterly Southern Cultures, he has received many fellowships and prizes and has been president of the Southern Sociological Society and the Southern Association for Public Opinion Research. He was once a judge at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and in 2001 he was elected to the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Reed has written many books including Minding the South, Kicking Back, My Tears Spoiled My Aim, and Surveying the South (all with University of Missouri Press). He lives and writes in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Informatively written by John Shelton Reed (educator, social scientist, and the author and/or editor of thirteen books about the American South), Minding The South is a wonderful celebration of the American South and its culture -- a regional society which has resisted being assimilated by the mainstream United States in order to keep its own distinctive personality. From the search for objectivity among common pitfalls in remembering Southern history especially before and during the civil war; to profiles of talented Southerners who have devoted themselves to everything from rock and roll to designing silver jewelry, Minding The South is a splendid and enduring tribute to American Southern culture and custom.
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HASH(0x9fd7c1a4) out of 5 stars A splendid and enduring tribute Nov. 14 2003
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Format: Paperback
Informatively written by John Shelton Reed (educator, social scientist, and the author and/or editor of thirteen books about the American South), Minding The South is a wonderful celebration of the American South and its culture -- a regional society which has resisted being assimilated by the mainstream United States in order to keep its own distinctive personality. From the search for objectivity among common pitfalls in remembering Southern history especially before and during the civil war; to profiles of talented Southerners who have devoted themselves to everything from rock and roll to designing silver jewelry, Minding The South is a splendid and enduring tribute to American Southern culture and custom.


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