University of North Carolina Press
A Fresh Look at the Confederate Search for DistinctivenessH.L. Mencken once famously derided the South as the "Sahara of the Bozart," claiming that the region lacked significant cultural, literary, or intellectual assets. Henry Adams concurred, noting that "the Southerner had no mind. ....
"Confederate Minds: The Struggle for Intellectual Independence in the Civil War South,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 12
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol12/iss4/20