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date: 22 May 2022

“Dixie,” 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to American Literature
Author(s):

James D. Hart

, Phillip LeiningerPhillip Leininger

patriotic song probably composed by Dan Emmett (1859), member of Dan Bryant's minstrel troupe. Its greatest popularity has been in the South, where it was sung by Confederate soldiers. Dixie signifies “de land ob cotton,” but the origin of the name is uncertain. It is sometimes supposed to be a corruption of the name of ... ...

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