Ward S. Allen

Ward S. Allen is the Margis Professor of English (emeritus) at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

Latest by Ward S. Allen in Chronicles

  • What Makes Southern Manners Peculiar?
    August 2001

    What Makes Southern Manners Peculiar?

    "Southerners live in the 18th century." This common charge is not altogether false, since the peculiar habits, customs, and meanings of words found often in the American South are found also in 18th-century English authors.

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