1. John James Audubon, John James Audubon: Writings and Drawings (Library of America)
The great artist and naturalist living and traveling in the Old South.
2. Clyde N. Wilson, Defending Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture
Essays on Southern history and culture.
3. Clyde N. Wilson and Thomas Fleming, eds., Chronicles of the South: Garden of the Beaux Arts
4. Clyde N. Wilson and Thomas Fleming, eds., Chronicles of the South: In Justice to So Fine a Country
Both volumes feature two dozen distinguished writers on many aspects of the South.
5. Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia
Jefferson’s only full length book is devoted to his home country.
A great literary scholar explains the origins of Southern speech and its relation to the achievements of Southern literature.
7. Cleanth Brooks, William Faulkner: The Yoknapatawpha Country
The definitive interpretation of America’s greatest 20th century writer in his Southern context.
8. James E. Kibler, Our Fathers’ Fields: A Southern Story
An intimate portrayal of life on an upcountry South Carolina plantation over several generations.