Southern Culture

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

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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.

6. Cleanth Brooks, The Language of the American South (Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures)

    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.