Dixie is a nickname for the Southern United States. The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America Year 1860 ( MDCCLX) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year starting The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the origins of this nickname remain obscure. The Oxford English Dictionary ( OED) published by the Oxford University Press (OUP is a comprehensive Dictionary of the English According to A Dictionary of Americanisms on Historical Principles (1951), by Mitford M. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January Mathews, three theories most commonly attempt to explain the term:
As a definite geographic location within the United States, "Dixie" is usually defined as the 11 Southern states that seceded to form the Confederate States of America. The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 They are (in order of secession): South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee. South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. Mississippi ( is a state located in the Deep South of the United States Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state Arkansas ( is a state located in the southern region of the United States. North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. This definition is strongly correlated with history and, in the minds of many Southerners, remains the traditional and emotional South.
In other ways however, the "location" and boundaries of Dixie have become, over time, more limited, vernacular, and/or mercurial. In popular mindset today, it is most often associated with those parts of the Southern United States where Old South traditions and legacies of the Confederacy live most strongly, and are most widely celebrated and remembered. This article is about Old South and the geographical historical and cultural implications of the phrase
In this particular contemporary realm, there are no hard and fast lines. Roughly however, it might be an area which begins in southern Virginia, maybe a county or two north of Richmond (and perhaps the southern parts of West Virginia), then extends south into North Central Florida. Southern West Virginia is a culturally and geographically distinct region in the U West Virginia ( is a state in the Appalachian Upland South, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, bordered by North Central Florida is a region of the US state of Florida. On the northern boundary it sweeps west to take in Tennessee and southern parts of Kentucky, then continues through most of Arkansas, possibly taking in a small part of southern Missouri. The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. On the southern end it would run through the Gulf states until the northern and southern boundary lines connect to include East Texas. The Gulf of Mexico ( Spanish: Golfo de México) is the ninth largest Body of water in the world East Texas is a distinct geographic and ecological area in the U
Many businesses in the South contain "Dixie" in their name as an identifier, e. g. "Dixie Produce. " One of the more famous is supermarket chain Winn-Dixie. Winn-Dixie Stores Inc ( is an American Supermarket chain based in Jacksonville, Florida. Related to this fact, renowned cultural sociologist and "Southernologist" Dr. Sociology of Culture, or cultural sociology, is one of the most popular fields of Sociology, particularly in the United States John Shelton Reed has attempted to "locate" Dixie by a criterion measuring the ratio of business listings containing the term as compared to those utilizing "American. " First published in a 1976 article in Social Forces, this particular study was later updated in 1988. Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Social Forces (formerly Journal of Social Forces) is a Social science Academic journal published by University of North Carolina Press. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) In contrasting the two, the delineating lines measuring over 6% of Dixie to American remained fairly constant in covering the Old Confederate States, with the exception being in Texas where, in both surveys, it was fairly well limited to eastern parts of the state.
Noted anomalies were the inclusion, and later even slight extension, into parts of the lower Midwest, particularly southern Indiana and southwestern Ohio. The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads Neither of these areas can be properly considered a part of the South, so one explanation could be the extent of the so-called "Dixie Highway" into those particular locales and business names reflecting such. The Dixie Highway was a United States Automobile Highway first planned in 1914 to connect the US Midwest with the Southern United
In using a yardstick of 15%, all but a tiny slice of northeast Texas drops out of the picture. Also losing considerable ground were Virginia and most of Florida save the panhandle. Notable losses also occurred in North Carolina and Kentucky. Most remarkable of all however, was, as Reed stated, the fact that Dixie "dissolves as a coherent region" when the even more demanding standard of 25% was applied. In 1988 as compared to 1976, with the exception of small and isolated parts of adjoining states, only in Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina were large areas still recorded on the data map.
"I Wish I Was in Dixie" is a popular song about the South. " Dixie " also known as " I Wish I Was in Dixie " " Dixie's Land " and other titles is a popular American song. It was written by composer Daniel Emmett, a Northerner, and published in 1859. Daniel Decatur "Dan" Emmett ( October 29, 1815 &ndash June 28, 1904) was an American songwriter and entertainer founder The Northern United States is a large geographic region of the United States of America. A blackface minstrel-show troupe debuted the song that same year in New York City. Blackface in the narrow sense is a style of theatrical Makeup that originated in the United The minstrel show, or minstrelsy, was an American entertainment consisting of comic skits variety acts dancing, and Music, The City of New York As with other minstrel show numbers, the song was performed in blackface and in exaggerated Black English Vernacular. African American Vernacular English ( AAVE) – also called African American English; less precisely Black English, Black Vernacular, The song proved extremely popular and became widely known simply as "Dixie". The song has also been published as "Dixie's Land".
The song became the unofficial anthem of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South This and the tune's minstrel-show origins have created a strong association of "Dixie" with the Old South. This article is about Old South and the geographical historical and cultural implications of the phrase As a result, some today view the song as offensive and racist while others see it as a legitimate part of Southern heritage.
The first 12 notes of Dixie are the opener on The Dukes Of Hazzard. The Dukes of Hazzard is an American Television series that originally aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985. Also, they are the horn of The General Lee. The General Lee is the Automobile driven by the Duke cousins Bo and Luke in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard