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Southern by the Grace of God

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You've heard the phrase, American by Birth-Southern by the Grace of God. And now comes a book that reminds us of the glory of being Southern! Just when you thought the liberal press had succeeded in grinding us into the ground with their barrage of derogatory patter, a glimmer of hope emerges, and Southerners are once again discovering that being Southern is a good thing a ...more
Hardcover, 592 pages
Published September 30th 1989 by Pelican Publishing Company (first published 1988)
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Douglas Boren
Apr 02, 2014 Douglas Boren rated it really liked it
This is a moving journey into the heart and soul of the South. Although it chronicles quite nicely the facts surrounding the South's struggles before, during, and after the War, it does far more than that.

It captures the emotional and very human ESSENCE of the Southern culture, which sadly, has all but been lost in a sea of corrupted history, and misplaced predudices. Numerous stories of folklore accompany poetry, songs, and family tales. A rich collection of photgraphs accentuate not only histo
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What a great read! The author was a bit passionate and possibly a tad bias. This has really stirred up my love for my homeland and has caused me to want to read more and research my genealogy. I did skip a few small portions-the section on ghost stories and a part of an execution.

I loved the way the author compiled so many different aspects of the South. Some of my favorite sections were: Biographical Sketches and Photos of Seven Confederate Heroes * 200 Old Photographs from 1853 through 1919 *
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Aug 20, 2014 Stephanie rated it did not like it
Well guys, I'm from the North, so...
#thisbookdidntgetme

Also, I mean, this book was the worst.
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“The South is a land that has known sorrows; it is a land that has broken the ashen crust and moistened it with tears; a land scarred and riven by the plowshare of war and billowed with the graves of her dead; but a land of legend, a land of song, a land of hallowed and heroic memories.
To that land every drop of my blood, every fiber of my being, every pulsation of my heart, is consecrated forever. I was born of her womb; I was nurtured at her.breast; and when my last hour shall come, I pray God that I may be pillowed upon her bosom and rocked to sleep within her tender and encircling arms.”
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