Dixie's Forgotten People: The South's Poor Whites

Dixie's Forgotten People: The South's Poor Whites

by J. Wayne Flynt
     
 

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"The best sort of introductory study... packed with enlightening information." — The Times Literary Supplement

Poor whites have been isolated from mainstream white Southern culture and have been in turn stereotyped as rednecks and Holy Rollers, discriminated against, and misunderstood. In their isolation, they have developed a unique subculture and defended

Overview

"The best sort of introductory study... packed with enlightening information." — The Times Literary Supplement

Poor whites have been isolated from mainstream white Southern culture and have been in turn stereotyped as rednecks and Holy Rollers, discriminated against, and misunderstood. In their isolation, they have developed a unique subculture and defended it with a tenacity and pride that puzzles and confuses the larger society. Written 25 years ago, this book was one scholar's attempt to understand these people and their culture. For this new edition, Wayne Flynt has provided a new retrospective introduction and an up-to-date bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253197658
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1979
Series:
Minorities in Modern America Ser.
Pages:
224
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Wayne Flynt is Distinguished Professor of History at Auburn University.

Wayne Flynt is Distinguished University Professor at Auburn University.

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