A Southern journalist presents a minute, albeit interpretative, study of the South, its temperament, its attitudes, its traditions, its psychology. It is neither personal nor anecdotal: it might be considered as source book for Jonathan Daniel's A Southerner Discovers the South. First, he presents an analysis of the Southerner, from colonial aristocrat to poor white, a common heritage which determines the pattern of the South through the years. Then the War and the attempt of the North to remake the South, in spite of resistance. Finally, the South emerges, less stagnant, modifying some of its original qualities. A book for those interested in the economic, psychological and sociological aspects.