Ferris, William R. and Charles R. Wilson. Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1989.
Frank, Andrew K. The Routledge Historical Atlas of the American South. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Morrison, Olin D. The American South: A Historical Atlas. Athens, OH: E.M. Morrison, 1965.
Powell, William S., ed. Encyclopedia of North Carolina. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2006.
The South / edited by Rebecca Mark and Rob Vaughan
Manuscripts Department Reference: F209 .S68 2004
"Surveying the South," a collection of articles from Southern Cultures about the South and the attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of Southerners.
What is in this guide?
This course page contains links to resources for American Studies 488: Material Culture of the South such as the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the world’s best-equipped institution to study The American South. Carolina’s scholars and research collections are unparalleled resources for the study of Southern history, folklore, literature, and arts. The University’s social scientists and technical experts offer informed visions for its future. UNC’S institutional resources on the South include the Southern Historical Collection, the Southern Folklife Collection, the Research Laboratories in Archaeology, the Odum Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, southern collections at UNC’s Ackland Museum of Art, and The Center for the Study of the American South (CSAS), which houses the Southern Oral History Program and the award-winning journal Southern Cultures.
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