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The Southern Enigma: Essays on Race, Class, and Folk Culture [Book Review]

Kousser, J. Morgan (1984) The Southern Enigma: Essays on Race, Class, and Folk Culture [Book Review]. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 92 (4). pp. 475-476. ISSN 0042-6636.

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This severely foreshortened anthology from the 1981 Citadel Conference on the South consists of 11 pages of introductions, 158 pages of essays proper, and 53 pages of footnotes and citations to further reading. While the essays, composed by some of the best-known interpreters of the southern experience as well as by some promising newcomers, are almost uniformly well written, the authors were apparently forced to compress so radically that their papers are more provocative and provoking than satisfying.

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Additional Information:© 1984 Virginia Historical Society. Book review of: The Southern Enigma: Essays on Race, Class, and Folk Culture. Edited by WALTER J. FRASER, JR., and WINFRED B. MOORE, JR. Westport and London: Greenwood Press, 1983. x, 240 pp. ISBN: 978-0-313-23640-2
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