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The Transfiguration of Southern Rock

From Humble Origins to Global Connections American summers have long been filled with tunes connected to the South. Elvis Presley’s first single, “That’s All Right,” was released in July 1954. In the late 60’s, the summers of love, sun, urban riots, and war protests...

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Beach Reads for Sand Haters

A Pair of Dark Southern Tales to Brighten Your Vacay A Google search of “Summer Reads 2017” delivers millions of results. Every media outlet and reading resource from Southern Living magazine to the Hahira Public Library has an opinion about what the literary society...

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The Puzzle of Linguistics

The Dominance of Language in Meditations on the Mother Tongue The Southern melting pot of language and culture often appears more like a salad chopped into historical time periods. The scattered ingredients, often too easily picked out, generate a simplified version...

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