1. Francis Butler Simkins, A History of the South
An essential one-volume history of the Southern people.
2. James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy, The South Was Right!
The most popular history of the South in the modern era. Hard hitting, fast paced, and politically incorrect, every Southerner should have a copy.
3. John Shelton Reed, The Enduring South: Subcultural Persistence in Mass Society
A scholarly explanation of the cultural distinctiveness of the American South.
4. M.E. Bradford, Remembering Who We Are: Observations of a Southern Conservative
A series of essays by the great Southern scholar on the founding and origins of Southern conservatism.
5. Clyde N. Wilson, ed., A Defender of Southern Conservatism: M.E. Bradford and His Achievements
Ten essays in honor of Bradford and his contribution to Southern intellectual history.
6. Richard M. Weaver, The Southern Essays of Richard M. Weaver
A rich collection of material from one of the most important Southern scholars of the twentieth century.
7. Richard M. Weaver, The Southern Tradition at Bay: A History of Postbellum Thought
Equally as important as the previous work, this was Weaver’s first full defense of the South as the intellectual center of American conservative thought.
8. Basil L. Gildersleeve, The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915: Civil War Classic Library
The author was the greatest American classical scholar and a Confederate soldier who explained things to fair-minded Northerners after Reconstruction.