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Study America: The Deep South

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Program Type Domestic Study Away
Program Location KY, TN, AR, MS, AL, LA, USA
Course # SA 21269
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2022 05/14/22 to 05/28/22

Program Leader
Purdue University
Rm 104 Agriculture Administration Building (AGAD)
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1168

Phone: 765-494-6876
Fax: 765-494-9613

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

The agriculture of the South is distinctive. We will investigate cotton production in the Mississippi Delta, aquaculture in Louisiana, and poultry production in Alabama. We will see okra and sweet potato production on small, diverse farms, and horse breeding in Kentucky.

Of all the regions of the United States none stands out as more unique and consequential than the Deep South. This was the heart of darkness for a dozen generations of slaves. It was the epicenter of decades of domestic terrorism by white against Black following reconstruction. To many Americans the Deep South is a part of the country to be avoided—except, perhaps, on vacation, visiting its beaches, golf courses, theme parks, and unique food culture as if it were a foreign country.

This will not be a resort vacation, but an investigation of a critical and unique region of the United States from the perspective of its people and their relationship to the land. 

Flyer with Itinerary

For more information contact:
Dr. Steve Hallett
Dr. Theoneste Nzaranyimana 

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.


Financial Aid

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