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South to America : a journey below the Mason-Dixon to understand the soul of a nation / Imani Perry.

Perry, Imani, 1972- (author.).


"An essential, surprising journey through the history, rituals, and landscapes of the American South--and a revelatory argument for why you must understand the South in order to understand America"-- Provided by publisher.
The idiosyncrasies, dispositions, and habits of the South are stranger and more complex than much of the country tends to acknowledge. Perry shows that an understanding of its history and culture is the key to understanding the nation as a whole. Sharing her thoughts about a troubled history and the ritual humiliations and joys that characterize so much of Southern life, Perry asserts that if we want to build a more humane future for the United States, we must center our concern below the Mason-Dixon line. -- adapted from jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780062977403
  • ISBN: 0062977407
  • Physical Description: xix, 410 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Origin stories. An errand into wilderness: Appalachia ; Mother country: Virginia ; Animated roulette: Louisville ; Mary's land: Annapolis and the caves ; Ironic capital: Washington, DC -- The solidified South. The clearing: upper Alabama ; Tobacco Road in the Bible Belt: North Carolina ; King of the South: Atlanta ; More than a memorial: Birmingham ; Pearls before swine: Princeton to Nashville ; When Beale Street talks: Memphis ; Soul of the South: the Black Belt - Water people. Home of the flying Africans: the Low Country ; Pistoles and flamboyán: Florida ; Immobile women: Mobile ; Magnolia graves and Easter lilies: New Orleans ; Paríso: the Bahamas and Havana -- Conclusion.
Subject: Perry, Imani, 1972- > Travel > Southern States.
HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
Manners and customs.
Race relations.
Southern States > Description and travel.
Southern States > Social life and customs > 21st century.
Southern States > Race relations.
Southern States.
Genre: Travel writing.
Travel writing.
Travel writing.

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