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Southern United States

History September 20, 2012 Reconstruction At the end of the civil war in 1865, the government of the United States had to solve some delicate problems. How should the former confederate states be treated after their defeat? What should happen with the freedmen, the former slaves that were supposed to live as citizens now? Should the southern states be punished, should they reenter the Union and which conditions would they have to fulfill therefore? The way to manage these...

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History of the Southern Baptist Convention

THE HISTORY OF THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION The Southern Baptist (SBC) is a group of Christian believers based in the United States that is generally a conservative Christian denomination. It gets the name Southern from the fact that it was founded and rooted in the south. The Southern Baptist Convention became a separate denomination in 1845 when there was a regional split with northern Baptists over the issue of allocated funds. Although monies and missions were the main reason they split...

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Post War Southern Mentality

Matthew HIST 4315 Book Review Post War Southern Mentality Thomas L. Connelly and Barbara L. Bellows's God and General Longstreet: The Lost Cause And The Southern Mind effectively examines numerous characteristics within the mental process of southerners and their leaders before, during, and particularly after the Civil War. This text successfully investigates the ideas of southern politicians, generals, novelists, and journalists who all in the face of defeat combined to form a Lost Cause...

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Descriptive Essay on a Southern Lifestyle

2012 Southern Lifestyle What is a southern lifestyle? Some may say that southern is a stereotype, but I like to think of it as more of a way of life. It is important that people from the south know exactly what it means to really be southern so that it ends being a stereotype. The southern lifestyle ranges from everyday manners, men being gentlemen, women acting like ladies, southern families, and most of all being southern about it all. Some people may associate the word southern with redneck...

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Southern Stereotypes

Southern Stereotypes Roaming Grotesque roams in the South whereby grace transformed into violence it becomes realization. In 1955, Flannery O’Connor wrote Good Country People, where she uses the distorted side of humans to aware the reader of the powerful reality of spirituality. Mostly the characters are used to represent grotesque. A female character in particular that O’Connor uses is Joy Hulga, a rather fanatical character who denies Southern stereotypes and is a “virgin ogre” who is...

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The Southern Stereotype

Long Live Southern Stereotypes Ever since Scarlett O’Hara struggled to find love and Andy Taylor was elected Mayberry’s Sheriff, filmmakers and television producers have yet to lose any fondness for stereotyping the southern culture. There are many who despise any form of labeling or stereotyping within the media, fearing false characterizations or inaccurate portrayals of southern customs, traditions, and people. Exposure to southern stereotypes through media is an appealing element in the American...

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Southern United States and Military Reconstruction Act

Reconstruction was a time in American history where the South was brought back into the United States by way of the Military Reconstruction Act. This act was put into place to bring the South back in a forceful manner showing the power and strength of the United States. One of the conditions for a state to reenter the United States was that the 13th amendment had to be ratified, for a while this amendment was followed, until the military was pulled out of the South. The Military Reconstruction...

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National Govt vs. State Govt.

years increase its power, states government can't help but fight for their rights. States began opposing the national government's decisions as their decisions questioned civil liberties. In order to strongly support their cause, state governments began to declare federal laws null and void. In the events of the Nullification Crisis and the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, these events help embody the clear differences between two opposing principals of government power- states' rights and federalism...

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Death and Decay of the Southern Ideal

Death and Decay of the Southern Ideal In William Faulkner's short story "A Rose for Emily" the reader is introduced to the small, post-civil war town, of Jefferson, Mississippi. Jefferson, while fictional, embodies the erosion of Southern ideals and beliefs dating back to pre-civil war Mississippi. The encroachment of the New South is echoed in the mussing of the narrator, who represents the community of Jefferson as he reminisces about the central character in the story, Miss. Emily Grierson....

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Australia - the Unknown Southern Land

"The Unknown Southern Land" Even in medieval times there were stories about a large continent in the Southerh Hemisphere. But Europeans had never seen it. They wondered what it was like and whether it inhabited. They called this land terra australis incognita 1 or «the unknown souther land» – Australia. Nowdays when people speak of Australia they can mean three things: 1) Australia as a continent; 2) Australia as an island and 3) Australia as an indenendent country. Australia...

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