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Karen L. Cox

Karen L. Cox was born in Huntington, West Virginia. She moved with her family to North Carolina when she was eleven and attended public schools in Greensboro. She has also lived in Mississippi and Washington, DC. Now a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is the author of Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture and Dreaming of Dixie: How the South was Created in American Popular Culture. She also authors the blog Pop South: Reflections on the South in Popular Culture. She’s currently writing a book about a 1932 murder in Natchez, MS, a true Southern gothic story that made national headlines.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Food
  2. Shelter
  3. Clothing
  4. My pets
  5. Friends
  6. Income
  7. Pen and paper
  8. Transportation
  9. Music
  10. Devices on which to play music