The Politically Incorrect Guide to The South: (And Why It Will Rise Again) (Google eBook)

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Regnery Publishing, Jan 17, 2007 - Political Science - 288 pages
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What the PC Police don't want you to know--and what they got plain wrong--about the South
From the Founding Fathers to the frontiersmen who tamed the West to the country music, NASCAR, Biblethumping heart of "Red State" America, the South is the quintessence of what's original, unique, and most loved about American culture. And with its emphasis on traditional values, family, faith, military service, good manners, small government, and independent-minded people, the South is just plain more livable than the North--which is one reason why millions of Yankees, white and black, have been moving down South in droves.

The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to the South gives you the facts behind scores of revelations like these:

· How Southerners led the way in drafting the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights

· How the Northern victory led to today's all-powerful federal government

· Why race relations in today's South are much better than in the North--or anywhere else in America

· Why the South is naturally conservative (and the North is naturally liberal)

· How American jazz, blues, and rock and roll all came from the South

· Why Southerners are overrepresented in the military--and no, it's not poverty

· The best American literature? Southern, of course

"The South is all about memory, heritage, and pride of place," writes Clint Johnson. "I refuse to go along with the expunging of that memory, heritage, and pride, and I hope the readers of this book, Northern and Southern, will rise up and join me in protesting those who are trying to do it."

  

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Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide to The South: (Politically Incorrect Guides)

User Review  - J. Keith - Goodreads

This book usually garners a knee jerk reaction. The politically correct and the anti-Southern factions often will reflexively tense up and shake their fingers saying, “how dare Johnson write a book ... Read full review

Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide to The South: (Politically Incorrect Guides)

User Review  - Joseph Schmidt - Goodreads

This is a wonderful (and wonderfully documented) book. The first section on southern culture will put a grin on your face, and the second section of history might make you a bit sad (yet none the less ... Read full review

Contents

Slamming the South
1
WHY ITS GREAT TO BE A SOUTHERNER
7
Southern by the Grace of God What Other Regions Aint Got but Sure Wish They Did
9
The South and Southerners We Love
31
Things You Didnt Know about the South
49
Places and Events That Explain the South
59
AMERICAN HISTORY SOUTHERN STYLE
75
Southern Colonies Birth the New World
77
Why the South Seceded
135
Total War versus Noble War
149
The Secret History of the War
169
Reconstruction or Deconstruction?
199
The South Rises Again
209
The South Saves the World
217
The Nation Should Thank God for the South
231
Acknowledgments
241

The South Starts and Wins the Revolution
87
Southerners Create Americas Government
101
Southerners Expand the Nation
111
The Nations Mark of Cain
123

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About the author (2007)

Clint Johnson, a descendant of Confederates from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, is the author of "Touring the Carolinas' Civil War Sites", "Touring Virginia's and West Virginia's Civil War Sites", "Civil War Blunders", "In the Footsteps of Robert E. Lee", and "In the Footsteps of Stonewall Jackson." As a reenactor, he is a corporal in the color guard of the 26th Regiment of North Carolina. He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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