The Southern Tradition in the 21st Century
The Abbeville Institute was founded in 2002 in order to explore what is true and valuable in the Southern tradition.
In that time, many of our students have received advanced degrees, our affiliated scholars have written dozens of books, while our educational programs have reached millions of people around the globe.
We have much to celebrate as an organization, but little did we know in 2002 that the culture, traditions, symbols, and history of the South would become the main focus of the current culture war.
What does the Southern tradition mean for the 21st century? What value can modern Americans find in the American South?