View from Boston: South yes, Southerners no

“In ‘The Poetry of Traveling’ (1838)… Bostonian Anna Marie Wells spoke of the fine scenery in Buncombe County but warned visitors about the crudeness of Southern society. While the views from the mountains filled her soul with the wonder of God’s glory, the local population did not…. She mocked their strange accents and their peculiar attitudes…. A log cabin made her want ‘to smile at its rudeness and insignificance’ until she realized it was a church.”

— From “Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology” by Rebecca Cawood McIntyre (2011)