Southern Reveille: Southern Culture and Tradition at Texas A&M University
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Tradition at Texas A&M University, as in much of the South, is considered vital to the university’s survival. Many students and the Old Ags who comprise the distinguished Association of Former Students cannot imagine the school without rituals such as Muster and Silver Taps. My research explores the development of issues within the Texas A&M University student body regarding race, gender, and tradition throughout the history of the school in comparison with the culture of the post-bellum South. The ways in which the ideology that developed out of the Civil War and Reconstruction have affected the students and the role that traditions have played in shaping the school provide a context in which the modern emergence of Southern ideals can be explored.
Paddon, Meredith (2007). Southern Reveille: Southern Culture and Tradition at Texas A&M University. Available electronically from