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From the Publisher"Several essays are highlights . . . either due to their innovative approach to the changing South or to the original content that they present."
—Journal of Southern History
"Pioneer[s] new ground in the field of American Studies."
— Florida Historical Quarterly
"The most comprehensive guide yet to the 'global' New South, this volume deftly mixes sophisticated analytic overviews with engaging case studies. The latter—encompassing, among others, Latino migrations to Miami, Houston, and Rome, Georgia; governmental complicity in farm labor abuses; daily struggles inside a 'Mexican' poultry plant; the self-insulated culture of Japanese managers; and the ambivalent self-consciousness of Indians as a 'model minority'—project a rich set of new faces and questions in considering the region's history. (Leon Fink, author of The Maya of Morganton: Work and Community in the Nuevo New South)"
"This book is a rare find. Very little has been written or collected on this subject, aside from stray articles. Peacock's concept of a Southern identity based on who we are versus who we aren't represents a breakthrough for this field. It correctly suggests that globalization isn't just about increasing exports and coping with immigrants. Rather, it challenges the reader to think about state and local responses on a whole new scale. (Carol Conway, Deputy Director of the Southern Growth Policies Board and coauthor of Crafting the International State)"