The Southern Historian is seeking original scholarly work by graduate students focusing on the history and culture of the American South for its 2019 issue. The deadline for article manuscript submissions for the 2019 issue is August 15, 2018; early submissions are, however, strongly encouraged. We are also seeking book reviewers as well as submissions in a number of other categories, including historiographical essays.
Call for Papers:
CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Fourth Annual Graduate Student Conference
COMMON GROUND: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early America May 11th, 2018
Graduate Center, CUNY
New York, NY
Are you familiar with the scholarly responses to "The Mind of the South" by the journalist W.J.Cash? There are some really wonderful essays in these two following books that can help address your question, I think, really well.
W.J. Cash and the Minds of the South. Paul Escott, ed. (LSU Press, 1992)
The Mind of the South: Fifty Years Later. Charles W. Eagles, ed. (UP Miss, 1992)
Continued from previous comments, the South never had the right to secede and it is the 2nd of those pillars upon which Southern hostility to the Union was falsely built. This premise by the post is utterly false and meritless. The South knew that and should have known that despite early history to the Republic and its founding. It is a falsity on its face.