Southern Manners

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Southern Manners

by John Shelton Reed
Southern Cultures, Vol. 1, No. 2: Winter 1995

"For as long as some people have thought of themselves as southerners, they have believed that their manners were better than (or at least different from) those of other Americans—who have, by and large, been willing to grant them that."

For as long as some people have thought of themselves as southerners, they have believed that their manners were better than (or at least different from) those of other Americans—who have, by and large, been willing to grant them that. Lately, however, some have seen and lamented a deterioration of distinctively southern manners.

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