Talk:Southern United States
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West Virginia date of statehood
I have reverted two edits which pushed West Virginia statehood back to 1861 instead of 1863, the year it entered the Union. It did not split from Virginia in 1861, the process began in 1861. It was all Virginia, not just in the view of the Confederacy but also in the view of the United States government. The senators and congress men were seated in the US Congress and Senate as "VIRGINIA", not West Virginia. Over half of West Virginia voted for the Confederacy and considered itself part of Virginia. This is basis history, there should be no need for this.Dubyavee (talk) 22:37, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
So, Missouri is in the Bible Belt, but not considered in the American South? Are they any wiki-editors from Missouri who can tell us just what Missouri is (South, Midwest, West, East, North even), because an argument can be made that each corner of Missouri is identifiable with one of those zones. Could we not say that the Missouri Boot heel is considered the American South? Joltergeist (talk) 21:31, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
Delaware and Maryland
The inclusion of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Delaware as "Southern" is a complete joke. Historically they might have been Southern, but are obviously not now to any thinking person. West Virginia should not be included due to their separation, but obviously the political and cultural ties of nearly the entire state match those of the South, unlike the overpopulated, ultra-liberal enclaves of Delaware and Maryland. After the Civil War the history of those states and the South was very, very different.
It's absolutely insulting to any true Southerner to have Maryland mentioned as Southern in the same breath as Tennessee. The only people in Maryland and Delaware who actually believe the state is still Southern are leaving in droves and flocking to the real southern states of Virginia, North Carolina and Texas to escape the out-of-control taxation and one-party politics. As for the District of Columbia (ie possibly the most liberal city in the country the capital of the Union with Union monuments in every square and nary a southern accent in earshot). The 100 year old Census designation is not the only designation in existence and is very outdated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:28, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
Relevant Wikipedia Visiting Scholars opportunity at Rollins College
Of potential interest to editors/watchers of this page, Rollins College is looking to sponsor a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar to improve articles in one or more of the following topics, and in particular these topics as they relate to the South in general or Florida in particular: American writers; American literature's connections with feminism, desegregation, the civil rights movement, environmentalism, or political activism; late 19th and early 20th century development, urbanization, and tourism; connections between the South and Cuba in the early 20th century, especially in higher education.
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