South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation (Paperback)

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A book that is difficult to categorize as it’s equal parts history, memoir, social commentary all wrapped in a deeply personal travel journal from trips through the US South. It is a unique approach to telling the story and enduring legacy of slavery not only in the South but also in the overall fabric of the entire country. Told in a mix of both third and first person the author occasionally speaks directly to the reader as she describes both painful and uplifting episodes of the past and how they relate to the current. I learned a lot from this book and found it difficult to put down.

— From Jerry

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WINNER OF THE 2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“An elegant meditation on the complexities of the American South—and thus of America—by an esteemed daughter of the South and one of the great intellectuals of our time. An inspiration.” —Isabel Wilkerson

An essential, surprising journey through the history, rituals, and landscapes of the American South—and a revelatory argument for why you must understand the South in order to understand America

We all think we know the South. Even those who have never lived there can rattle off a list of signifiers: