Dixie is a nickname for the 11 southern states that seceded to form the Confederate States of America. Alabama is often referred to as "the Heart of Dixie". Today, it is most often associated with those parts of the southern United States where traditions and legacies of the old South live most strongly.
The song Dixie, or I Wish I was in Dixie's Land, tells the story of a freed slave longing for his old plantation. It is considered offensive by some, deeply traditional by others.
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