Why call it New South?
-The South since reconstruction
-not a lot of new for a long time and yet the appalacian is stuck here
Perceptions of the old south: backwards, conservative, hospitality, pride, racist, family
centered, plantation (grandeur), dirty, not health conscious (food wise), chivalry, honor
code, country music, blues, jazz, rock and roll, gospel flowing out of the spirituals,
ragtime, rich amer musical tradition…comes out of south and b/c nationalized, pride in
linear heritage (proud to be southerner, defensiveness), accents, southern nationalist
movement (the south will rise again), nascar, football, horseracing (Kentucky dirby),
Class with heavy emphasis on culture
Epigraph: The south experienced defeat-very unamer experience, guilt over slavery at
least other parts of the country saw them as guilty on slavery count and they themselves
had misgivings, and poverty from cw on unamer exp, guilt and poverty makes southn into
region that makes them underst hist and that hist has happened to it.
Whatt-Brown: Honor and violence, shame as antithesis of honor, need understanding to