The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism

The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism

by Matthew D. Lassiter
     
 

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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 scholars and journalists continue to disagree over whether the modern South is dominating, deviating from, or converging with the rest of the nation. This collection asks how

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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 scholars and journalists continue to disagree over whether the modern South is dominating, deviating from, or converging with the rest of the nation. This collection asks how the stories of American history change if the South is no longer seen as a region apart-as the conservative exception to a liberal nation.

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"This is an interesting book...The volume is well crafted and well worth reading and considering seriously." —he Journal of Southern History

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ISBN-13:
9780195384741
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/19/2009
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Matthew D. Lassiter is Associate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, and author of The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South (Princeton University Press, 2006).

Joseph Crespino is Associate Professor of History at Emory University, and author of Author in Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution (Princeton University Press, 2007). of History, Emory University. Author of In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution (Princeton UP, 2007)

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