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The Abbeville Institute is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization dedicated to exploring what is true and valuable in the Southern tradition. 

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The Abbeville Institute Press publishes high quality academic books on the Southern tradition.

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Our academy serves as the academic counterweight to the mainstream interpretation of Southern history and culture. Enroll free of charge!

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About the Abbeville Institute

The Abbeville Institute was founded in 2002 in an effort to preserve the history and culture of the American South. Our efforts are to view the South’s history through an academic lens to help others understand the rich traditions and culture that was born here. 

The Institute is operated by a group of scholars from the American South who have dedicate their studies and research to the cause. Our goal is to never rewrite history or erase the past, but to remove the negative stereotype that hangs over the South.

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