Stories from the South

American Southern literature is full of thick descriptions of people and their ties to the land. It is no wonder, then, that some of the best nonfiction history writing is from and about the American South. Some of the authors represented here write from personal experience in ways that make you feel like you know the people. Others take you right to the scene, evoking the land, water, and weather in ways that make you feel connected to the places. Sample these writings to immerse yourself in the rich diversity of Southern culture.