‘The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Sports & Recreation’ Book Review

Editor's Picks
on April 13, 2011

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Sports & Recreation
Edited by Charles Reagan Wilson
Softcover, 408 pages ($45)

Volume 16 of the award-winning compendium of all things Southern turns its attention to the many ways people below the Mason-Dixon spend their leisure time—and what those pursuits reveal about the region’s values, history and culture. You don’t have to be Southern to appreciate the book’s unique, distinct spin on sports, hunting, honky-tonkin’, porch-setting, whittling, catfish noodling (depicted on the cover) and dozens of other time-honored pastimes woven into the fabric of the American South.

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