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The premise of this book is that the South is an entity separate from the rest of the country and that there persists a southern subculture in our society. The distinctiveness of the South, according to the authors, lies in its institution of slavery and its peculiar economics, the derivation of the people who settled this region, the climate, and the educational and religious institutions. These set the area apart culturally from the rest of the country, resulting in a kind of regionalism if not reactionary behavior which tended to make the history and attitudes of the South unique.
Disease and Distinctiveness in the American South. Ann Intern Med. ;110:1039. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-12-1039_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(12):1039.
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