Where is Dixieland and why its called so?
Asked by Joseph Chacko, 30 Dec '09 10:03 pm
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South of America is called Dixieland. There continues to be a great amount of debate over the origins of the word "Dixie" in connection with the American South. At least three major theories exist, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. A few facts concerning Dixie are not in dispute, including the use of the minstrel song Dixie as the informal anthem of the Confederacy during the Civil War. The song was indeed performed at the inauguration of Jefferson Davis, the Confederacy's first and only president. Few (if any) references to Dixie as a region have been dated before 1860.One theory concerning the American South and "Dixie" is also one of the first to be debunked by many historians. Some sources claim that in the days of the state banking system, certain banks in Louisiana produced currency bearing both English and French denominations. The ten dollar notes were informally called "Dixs" or "Dixies", based on the French word for "ten." As these notes began to circulate throug ...moreAnswered by Deepak Joshi, 30 Dec '09 10:08 pm
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