Southern Identity

A new study from Vanderbilt University says that the number of people in the South who define themselves as Southerners has declined 7 percent in the past decade. We discuss the issues involved in defining oneself by one's location.


Harry Watson
*Professor and Director, Center for the Study of the American South
*Co-editor of its journal, Southern Cultures

Pat Conroy
*Southern author of My Losing Season (Bantam, 2003)



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