A 'New Mind' For A Region: What It Means To Be A 'Southerner'

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Reporter and essayist Tracy Thompson is also author of The Beast: A Reckoning with Depression and The Ghost in the House. (ImageSmith Media)
Reporter and essayist Tracy Thompson is also author of The Beast: A Reckoning with Depression and The Ghost in the House. (ImageSmith Media)

The American South as a region has been defined by change since the Civil War. Twenty years after she left the South, Georgia native Tracy Thompson went on a four-year journey to explore what it means to be Southern in the 21st century. In The New Mind of the South, she shares her discoveries.

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