Dixie(also known as "Dixie's Land", and "I Wish I was in Dixie") was a war song that also doubled as the anthem of the Confederate States of America, during the American Civil War, and is played on Enclave Radio in Fallout 3.
The song originated in the blackface minstrel shows of the 1850s and quickly became popular across the United States. During the American Civil War, "Dixie" was adopted as a de facto national anthem of the Confederate States of America. New versions appeared at this time that more explicitly tied the song to the events of the Civil War. Since the advent of the Civil Rights Movement, many have identified the lyrics of the song with the iconography and ideology of the Old South. Today, "Dixie" is sometimes considered offensive, and its critics liken the act of singing it to sympathy for slavery or racial separation in the American South. Its supporters, on the other hand, view it as a legitimate aspect of Southern culture, the fight for states rights and freedom from big government, and heritage.
Behind the scenesEdit
During a speech in 1865 Abraham Lincoln has stated that before the Civil War he used to hear this song with great pleasure.