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White Women in the Antebellum South

When examining the institution of American slavery, the primary victims were the slaves themselves. Both male and female slaves suffered from severe mental, emotional, sexual, and physical abuses; families were separated for profit and interpersonal relationships were constantly severed. 1,291 more words


Kate Chopin and the fallacy of the Southern gentleman  

The archetype of the ‘Southern gentleman’ is omnipresent throughout Southern literature. In contemporary society, most people have a basic idea of what being a Southern gentleman entails. 2,552 more words


Southern Passive-Aggressive Behavior

Southerners are known for their manner of speech. A woman from the South was talking to her young son about why all their relatives from the North talk funny. 889 more words


To believe or not to believe

I don’t believe in God. My insouciant convictions have left me conspicuous to the masses. Sticking out like a sore thumb, throbbing and purple, the bandaging always wearing off and causing greater discomfort than serving a purpose of healing. 368 more words


Talking Soul Food with Adrian Miller

Pop South is pleased to introduce readers to Adrian Miller, author of Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine (UNC Press, 2013), which won a prestigious… 878 more words

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Beyond a Book Review: Gone With the Wind--Reading the Book

Books have a knack for arriving into my life at the right time. Like The Cloister Walk when I needed to be reminded of my silent, sacred writing space and different types of community. 1,133 more words


Major Characters in ‘Absalom, Absalom!’ by William Faulkner

“Absalom, Absalom!”  by William Faulkner was  first published in 1936. The novel is about three inter-related families in the American South before, during, and just after the American Civil War. 560 more words