For Teachers

Please check back for information about standards-based curricular connections and lesson plans that will be available as the project develops. To submit a lesson plan or to suggest a title for the reading lists, please use the form on the Contact page.

Lesson Plans:

Lesson plans will come after works are published.

Suggested Reading List
for Teachers and Graduate Students:

The Mind of the South (1941, reprint 1991)
by Wilbur J. Cash

The Idea of the South: Pursuit of a Central Theme (1964)
edited by Frank E. Vandiver

The New South Creed: A Study in Southern Mythmaking  (1970, reprint 2003)
by Paul Gaston

Away Down South: A History of Southern Identity (2007)
by James C. Cobb

Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie (2010)
by Allen Tullos

Suggested Reading List
for Undergraduates and High School Students:

A Turn in the South (1989)
by V. S. Naipaul

The South of Haunted Dreams: A Ride through Slavery’s Old Backyard (1993)
by Eddy L. Harris

Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War (1998)
by Tony Horwitz

Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race, and New Beginnings in a New South (2004)
by Mark Kemp

The Editor’s Reading List, a work-in-progress:

The Presence of the Past by Roy Rosenzweig (2001)

Judgment & Grace in Dixie by Charles Reagan Wilson (1995)

The Countercultural South by Jack Temple Kirby (1995)

Myth, Media, and the Southern Mind by Stephen A. Smith (1986)

The Two-Party South by Alexander A. Lamis (1984)

Myth and Southern History, Volume 2: The New South, edited by Patrick Gerster and Nicholas Cords (1989)

South to a New Place, edited by Suzanne W. Jones and Sharon Monteith (2002)

Southern Politics in the 1990s by Alexander P. Lamis (1999)

Deep South by Paul Theroux (2015)

A Movement of the People by Katie Lamar Jackson (2017)

The South of the Mind by Zachary J. Lechner (2018)

The Politics of White Rights by Joseph Bagley (2018)

Navigating Souths, edited by Michele Grigsby Coffey and Jodi Skipper (2020)


Getting Right with God by Mark Newman (2001)