Southern nationalism on the landscape: County names in former confederate states

Harold E. Gulley*

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Abstract

The Confederate period and celebration of the Lost Cause are significant sources of county names in eleven of the former Confederate states. Since 1861, counties in these eleven states have been named for Confederate soldiers and prominent antebellum and Confederate politicians. Among these states, important differences in the frequency of choosing Southern nationalist names for counties are apparent. These findings partially explain the lack of mainstream American nationalism on the landscape of states in the Deep South.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-242
Number of pages12
JournalNames
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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