Deep South

The Deep South is generally regarded to be all or part of the seven states that formed the original Confederate States of America. Eastern Texas and the Florida Panhandle are included with Louisiana, Missisippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee.
Just what kind of book is Let Us Now Praise Famous Men? It contains many things: poems; confessional reveries; disquisitions on the proper way to list...
Slaves in the Family by Edward Ball.
Writer Edward Ball opens Slaves in the Family with an anecdote: "My father had a little joke that made light of our legacy as a family that had once o...
The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts.
An unprecedented examination of how news stories, editorials and photographs in the American press—and the journalists responsible for them—profoundly...
The Road to Disunion: Volume I: Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854 by William W. Freehling.
Far from a monolithic block of diehard slave states, the antebellum South was, in William Freehling's words, "a world so lushly various as to be a sto...
Lincoln President-Elect : Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860-1861 by Harold Holzer.
One of our most eminent Lincoln scholars, winner of a Lincoln Prize for his Lincoln at Cooper Union, examines the four months between Lincoln's electi...
Escape on the Pearl: The Heroic Bid for Freedom on the Underground Railroad by Mary Kay Ricks.
When 77 slaves attempted a daring escape down the Potomac River in a schooner called the Pearl in 1848, the nation's capital--especially the dozens of...
Stories of Scottsboro by James E. Goodman.
To white Southerners, it was "a heinous and unspeakable crime" that flouted a taboo as old as slavery. To the Communist Party, which mounted the defen...
The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South by Alex Heard.
A gripping saga of race and retribution in the Deep South and a story whose haunting details echo the themes of "To Kill a Mockingbird." In 1945, Will...