Matthew D. Lassiter, "The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism"
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 019538475X | edition 2009 | PDF | 360 pages | 3,49 mb
More than one-third of the population of the United States now lives in the South, a region where politics, race relations, and the economy have changed dramatically since World War II. Yet historians and journalists continue to disagree over whether the modern South is dominating, deviating from, or converging with the rest of the nation. Has the time come to declare the end of southern history? And how do the stories of American history change if the South is no longer seen as a region apart–as the conservative counterpoint to a liberal national ideal?