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Course Description

In his 1941 classic The Mind of the South, the journalist W.J. Cash remarked that, “If it can be said there are many Souths, the fact remains there is also one South.” Flip that statement around and it’s equally true. Using Durham and North Carolina as starting points, this course explores various Souths that have existed over time and geography to offer a sampling of Southern cultures from race to NASCAR racin’ and from blues to Bear Bryant: how they fit into (or don’t) the notions “South” and “Southern,” and whether the South is really Southern any more. Lecture (plus questions). Viewing Videos. Field Trips.
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Section Title
Down Homes: Variations on the "Southern Thing"
Type
Classroom
Days
T
Time
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Dates
Jan 14, 2020 to Mar 17, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
15.0
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fees
Tuition non-credit $100.00
Instructors
Section Notes
Recommended texts:
• James C. Cobb, Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity (9780195315813).
• Nancy Isenberg, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America (9780143129677).
• William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom (9780679732181).