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1001 Things Everyone Should Know About The South

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The Confederate States. The Cotton Kingdom. The Sahara of the Bozart. The Bible Belt. However it is defined, the South is the most intriguing--and misunderstood--region of the country. In this collection of 1,001 short, eminently readable essays, John and Dale Reed illuminate every nook and cranny of this fertile land and culture, clarifying with an authoritative but humor ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 16th 1997 by Main Street Books (first published 1996)
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karla
Oct 01, 2007 karla rated it really liked it
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my favorite things i've learned so far from this book:

1) "uh-huh" and "unh-uh" derive from African languages (along with "goober," "okra," and "jazz," among others)

2) duncan hines had little to do with boxed cake mixes. he was originally a published food critic and travel writer, publishing such guides as "adventures in good eating" and "lodging for a night," and his name came to be synonymous with quality and integrity, his recommendation being a high mark of approval. he formed a food company
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Emily Von pfahl
Entertaining and informative. I read this in college and really should re-read it again, as the only thing I specifically remember learning from it was that Piggly-Wiggly was the first store to use refrigerated cases. A lot of the other things I already knew, having grown up in the South.
Adalira Morningstar
I actually learned the majority of this stuff in school or just from talking to people, but I was born and raised in the South so you can bet your ass I had plenty of chances to learn Southern History.

I use to joke that I had to teach myself American History, because every year in school History classes basically boiled down to, "The Civil War: Why Yankees Suck and Cannot Be Trusted, Ever."

Moving on, this book is filled with a huge amount of Southern trivia covering a large area of subjects. I
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David Ward
Jan 20, 2016 David Ward rated it really liked it
1001 Things Everyone Should Know About the South by John Shelton Reed and Dale Volberg Reed (Main Street Books 1996) (973.0) is a fine collection of facts and trivia about the South. This compendium could serve as an appropriate introduction to anyone new to God's greenest pastures. My rating: 7.5/10, finished 12/5/11.
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