From the Publisher
Individuals interested in the South and in Alabama history, in particular, will find the volume explanatory and engaging.--Alabama Review
This volume adds new perspective and insights in its cultural approach to the South. . . .Readers will be impressed with the clarity of writing and breadth of coverage. . . .Every public and academic library should own this readable volume. Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers." --Choice
A solid resource and a valuable contribution to our understanding of education, which plays a major role in defining and developing southern culture in its various forms.--North Carolina Historical Review
An excellent reference work and jumping-off point for new research.--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
Well-written, interesting, and wide-ranging in its scope. . . . Education is highly recommended to those with interests in southern education. It is a thoughtful, readable, useful work that will undoubtedly serve, as did its predecessor, to help shape twenty-first century thinking about the role of education in shaping southern culture.--Florida Historical Quarterly
This volume is recommended for purchase by academic libraries and any other libraries assembling the complete encyclopedia.--American Reference Books Annual
Published in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, this work is a significantly expanded update of the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, first released in 1989. While the original was published as a single volume, the New Encyclopedia will be a 24-volume set published over five years, with each relatively small volume devoted to a particular aspect of Southern culture. These inaugural four volumes include Religion; Geography; History; and Myth, Manners, and Memory. Others in the set will include Urbanization, Race, Media, Recreation, Foodways, Law and Politics, and Science and Medicine. Each volume begins with an overview article written by the volume editor, followed by thematic essays arranged alphabetically, then by topical articles, also arranged alphabetically. All essays and articles are signed by the contributor and include bibliographic references. Many new articles have been added, and most of the existing ones have been revised to reflect recent developments in scholarship, especially with respect to race, gender, politics, and the arts. Revised articles also contain updated statistical and bibliographic information. Bottom Line This set represents a solid improvement on a celebrated reference work. The individual volumes will be essential for scholars of various Southern studies topics; the full 24-volume set is highly recommended for all reference collections in the South and larger reference collections elsewhere. [For more information, go to www.uncpress.unc.edu.-Ed.]-Elizabeth L. Winter, Acquisitions Lib. & Information Ctr., Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.