Front Porch: Winter 2012

Army-Navy game, Polo Grounds, New York, 1916, courtesy of the collections of the Library of Congress.

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Front Porch: Winter 2012

by Harry L. Watson
Southern Cultures, Vol. 18, No. 4: Winter 2012

"If the South can survive, should it—cotton mills, deb balls, and all?"

Reflections on the South frequently turn on questions of identity. Is the South really different? Different from what? How so and why? What is “southernness”? Is it disappearing or just changing? What is all this mysticism about “place”?