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Because of the central role of agriculture in the antebellum economy, society remained stratified according to land ownership, and communities often developed strong attachment to their churches as the primary community institution.
From its many cultural influences, the South developed its own unique customs, literature, cuisine, and music.
But they are conscious of another loyalty too, one that transcends the usual ties of national patriotism and state pride.
After graduating, he moved to Edmond, a suburb of Oklahoma City, where he still lives today.
He served with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.
Slavery in the United States had a major role in shaping the South, its agricultural practices, the American Civil War, and segregation in the United States.
The presence and practices of Native Americans and the landscape also played a role in Southern culture.