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Southern Studies

The Southern Studies Program consists of an undergraduate minor and related coursework and extracurricular activities. The program resides in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and draws on coursework and faculty expertise from every academic school at the College.

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Southern Jews: Privilege and Vulnerability
Posted on 9 October 2017 | 11:58 am
What does it tell us that the two most famous Jews in southern history are Judah Benjamin (1811-1884) and Leo Frank (1884-1915)? One rose to become a leading political figure of the Confederacy, while the other was lynched by an angry mob in Marietta, Georgia. First, it tells us something about the dynamics of historical […]
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The 21st century South Carolinian is no longer Confederate
Posted on 2 October 2017 | 9:08 am
I am kudzu. My great-grandparents left Ireland in the 1880s. I was born in New York and was already 15 when my parents put up our sign, Gone to Texas. I cannot join the Sons of Confederate Veterans, because I have no “direct or collateral family lines and kinship to a veteran.” I believe there were […]
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