The American South in a Global World Edited by James L. Peacock, Harry L. Watson, and Carrie R. Matthews University of North Carolina Press, 2005 299 pp. Cloth $59.95; paper $24.95 Globalization and the American South Edited by James C. Cobb and William Stueck University of Georgia Press, 2005 229 pp. Cloth $49.95; paper $19.95 Look Away! The U.S. South in New World Studies Edited by Jon Smith and Deborah Cohn Duke University Press, 2004 521 pp. Cloth $89.95; paper $26.95 Reviewed by David A. Davis, Jacob K. Javits Fellow in American Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Managing Editor of the Southern Literary Journal. Between 1763 and 1767 Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon led an expedition to survey the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland. During the slave debates leading up to the Civil War, the so-called Mason and Dixon Line became the unofficial northern border of the South, the boundary between slaveholding and non-slaveholding states. So the South has a traditional border in the form of a northernmost reference point--a place to be south of--but its other borders have always been and continue to be uncertain. Three new scholarly collections suggest that,
Southern Cultures – University of North Carolina Press
Published: Aug 29, 2005
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