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

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Indiana University Press, 2004 - Social Science - 214 pages
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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 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.

  

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Contents

The Invisible Poor
1
Dogtrots and Jack Tales
15
Lint Heads and Diggers
33
Progress and Poverty Southern Style
64
Southern Poverty Forgotten and DiscoveredAgain
93
Appalachian Springand Winter
125
A time to weep a time to laugh
162
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Wayne Flynt is Distinguished University Professor at Auburn University.

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