By Ray, Celeste; Wilson, Charles Reagan
Transcending well-known different types of "black" and "white," this quantity of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture complicates and enriches our figuring out of "southernness" by means of picking out the array of cultures that mixed to form the South. This exploration of southern ethnicities examines the methods humans practice and keep cultural identities via folklore, spiritual religion, gown, song, speech, cooking, and transgenerational tradition.
Accessibly written and proficient via the newest learn that recovers the ethnic range of the early South and records the more moderen arrival of latest cultural teams, this quantity vastly expands upon the modest Ethnic lifestyles part of the unique Encyclopedia. members describe 88 ethnic teams that experience lived within the South from the Mississippian interval (1000-1600) to the current. They comprise 34 American Indian teams, in addition to the numerous groups with ecu, African, and Asian cultural ties that got here to the quarter after 1600. Southerners from all backgrounds tend to locate themselves represented here.