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According to the most widely accepted account, Daniel Emmett wrote “Dixie” in 1859 when one of the owners of Bryant’s Minstrels asked him to work up a “walk-around.” Walk-arounds were one...
Since “Dixie” had more than one life, it had more than one setting. As a Confederate anthem it was set within the politics of secession and the Civil War. As a Northern response, it was set amo...
Most agree that Daniel Decatur Emmett wrote “Dixie,” but there is far less certainty as to when and why the South acquired this label.The most popular theory is that the term was derived from t...
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