Thirteen topical surveys present an impressive overview of the plethora of contributions that the southern states have made to American culture.
Foreword by William Ferris Preface Introduction by Rebecca Mark and Rob Vaughan Architecture by Paula Mohr Art Barbara Rothermel Environment and Ecology by Tasha Eichenseher Ethnicity by Celeste Ray Fashion by Maaja A. Stewart with Bryce Reveley Film and Theater by Thomas S. Hischak Folklore by Jon Lohman Food by Susan Tucker and Sharon Stallworth Nossiter Language by Michael Montgomery Literature by Susan V. Donaldson Music by David Sanjek Religion by Paul Harvey Sports and Recreation by Bruce Adelson Timeline Notes Bibliography Index About the Editors and Contributors
REBECCA MARK is Associate Professor of American Literature at Tulane University and affiliated with the Deep South Regional Humanities Center. ROB VAUGHAN is President of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and affiliated with the South Atlantic Regional Humanities Center.
"This set provides a comprehensive view of America's regional history and culture.... This encyclopedia set provides a resource that is compatible with regional studies curricula. Highly recommended. All levels." - Choice, June 2005 "Exploring both history and culture, this resource offers a comprehensive view of our nation's diverse regions.... The narratives focus on distinctive U.S. regions, with subjects ranging from architecture, art, and ecology to fashion, folklore, food, language, literature, music, religion, and sports.... With interest in regionalism on the rise owing to increased literary and American studies programs, students conducting research on regional identities and cultural distinctiveness will be well served by the depth of coverage this set provides. Classroom teachers and library media specialists could also utilize it in their own research. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries." - Library Journal, March 15, 2005 "This reference set will be a great source for students in grade seven and up, especially for schools and public libraries where states and cultural heritage assignments are frequent and curriculum support is needed." - VOYA, June 2005"