Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Reading: Gone with the Wind or Tobacco Road? How Do Northerners View the South

We've got a fun bit of Sunday reading for you today: a 1957 newspaper article from the St. Petersburg Times that reports the results of a survey on how Northerners perceived the South. Did Yankees view the South through the lens of Gone with the Wind (the refined, aristocratic ideal of the Old South) or Tobacco Road (a grittier and poorer existence)? 

The results as set forth in the article are as amusing as they are enlightening. My favorite tidbits? Southern women "more feminine and better dressed" than their Northern counterparts, while Southern men "drink too much." Here's the link for you to check it out:

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