By Glenn Feldman
“Original, illuminating, and provocative, Nation inside a Nation is bound to problem those that deny southern exceptionalism. those essays convey the complexity, hypocrisy, and, convinced, perversion during this tortured relationship.”—Orville Vernon Burton, writer of The Age of Lincoln
“Feldman has prepare a powerful array of students who intelligently examine the strange, just a little dysfunctional, slightly hypocritical dating of the South to the federal government.”—Ralph younger, writer of Dissent in the United States: The Voices That formed a Nation
“Documents the various complicated nuances that make the connection among the South and the government the sort of compelling tale. Writing opposed to the historiographical grain, jointly those essays help the belief of southern uniqueness, a specialty born out of chronic resentment to all issues emanating from Washington.”—Kari Frederickson, coeditor of Making Waves: girl Activists in Twentieth-Century Florida
From the Constitutional conference to the Civil conflict to the civil rights circulate, the South has exerted an oversized impression on American govt and heritage whereas being highly anti-government. whereas southern states have profited immensely from federal tasks, tax expenses, and public spending, the region’s dating with the valuable executive and the courts can, on the better of occasions, be defined as contentious.
Nation inside of a Nation positive aspects state-of-the-art paintings by way of lead students within the fields of background, political technological know-how, and human geography who examine the causes—real and perceived—of the South’s perpetual country of uprising, which continues to be certainly one of its so much defining characteristics.
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