Geographically, Old South is a subregion of the American South, differentiated from the "Deep South" as being the Southern States represented in the original thirteen American colonies, as well as a way of describing the former lifestyle in the Southern United States. The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive The Deep South is a descriptive category of cultural and geographic subregions in the American South. The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive Culturally, the term can be used to describe the antebellum period. " Antebellum " is an expression derived from Latin that means "before war" ( ante, "before" and bellum
The Southern Colonies were Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Delaware, South Carolina, and Georgia. The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States Delaware ( is a state located on the Atlantic Coast in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) 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 Despite Maryland's early association as a Southern colony and later as a state, based on customs, economy, and slave ownership, its failure to secede during the American Civil War has resulted in a modern disassociation with the area known as the "Old South," a disassociation even more pronounced in the similar case of Delaware. 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
The "Old South" is usually defined in opposition to the Deep South including Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi, and it is also further differentiated from the inland border states such as Kentucky and West Virginia and the peripheral southern states of Florida and Texas. The Deep South is a descriptive category of cultural and geographic subregions in the American South. Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) 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 Mississippi ( is a state located in the Deep South of the United States In a European context the term Border states policy, and Border states in a specific sense refer to attempts during the Interbellum to unite the countries that The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America. West Virginia ( is a state in the Appalachian Upland South, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, bordered by Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State.
The "Old South" also refers to the tradition of Southerners voting the Democratic ticket. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. During the Reconstruction period after the Civil War, many Democrats lost their ability to vote. This led to a Republican South until 1877, when southern Democrats returned to power. Recently this Democratic dominance has eroded, yet the south maintains its conservative stance. The majority of the southern population now identifies with the Republican party.
After the Civil War, many southern whites used it with nostalgia to represent the memories of a time of prosperity, social order, and gracious living. The term nostalgia describes a longing for the past often in idealized form A majority of blacks saw it as being a reference to the past times of slavery and the plantation. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa As a social-economic system slavery is a legal institution under which a Person (called "a slave" is compelled to work for another Fundamentally a plantation is usually a large Farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country on which Cotton, Tobacco It is the adversus to the "New South"
Once those with personal memories of the antebellum South were largely deceased, the term continued to be used. New South or New South Creed is a phrase that has been used intermittently since the American Civil War to describe the American South, in whole or in part It was used even as a marketing term, where products were advertised as having "genuine Old South goodness" and the like. In popular usage "marketing" is the promotion of products especially Advertising and Branding However in professional usage the term has a wider meaning of Advertising is a form of Communication that typically attempts to persuade potential Customers to Purchase or to consume more of a particular Brand
Certain groups now wish to rescue the term from racist connotations by stating that they desire to celebrate only the things about the Old South which might be considered good, such as Southern chivalry. List of racism-related topics|Racism by country Racism, by its simplest definition is the belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that Chivalric order Chivalry is a term related to the Medieval institution of Knighthood. An important and sizeable group of this sort is the Sons of Confederate Veterans, whose group is about "Heritage Not Hate" and make a point of honoring the memories of those blacks who served with the Confederate armed forces and their descendants. Sons of Confederate Veterans ( SCV) is an organization The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861