Dixie Rising: How the South is Shaping American Values, Politics, and Culture

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1997 - History - 393 pages
In "one of the best portrayals of the South in years" ("Washington Post Book World"), Applebome's forays take him to catfish farms and new casinos, to country music festivals, neo-Confederate gatherings, and into the very heart of the controversy over the flying of the Confederate flag, as he separates the myths from the realities.
 

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Cogent political and cultural reportage proves a strikingly simple, if seemingly incongruous, theorem: With the rise of the so- called ``New South,'' the nation has come to resemble the region, not ... Read full review

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Since the 1970s, a persistent theme in both academic and journalistic writing on the American South has been the presumed "convergence" of the politics and culture of the South with those of the non ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 2
23
Chapter 3
56
Chapter 4
89
Chapter 5
115
Chapter 6
148
Chapter 8
210
Chapter 9
237
Chapter 10
271
Chapter 11
297
Chapter 12
322
Afterword
346
Notes on Sources 000
354
Bibliography 000
372
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About the author (1997)

Peter Applebome is a writer and editor for the New York Times who covers cultural issues. He has been a reporter for Texas Monthly and the Dallas Morning News , and served as bureau chief for the Times in both Houston and Atlanta. He lives in Chappaqua, New York.

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