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Thread #54140   Message #3333195
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
03-Apr-12 - 03:00 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Dixie
Subject: RE: Origins: Dixie
Catchy and sentimental, referring to their "land of birth," a sentiment that white southerners could understand. And still popular with them well into the 20th C.

One statement in the McWhirter article is incorrect- "Lacking the Yankees enthusiasm for minstrelsy....." Minstrel groups toured in the south and performed in Baltimore, New Orleans and other southern cities, tailoring their songs and comedy for a local audience, before 1860. Steamboat minstrels performed in the 1850s.