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Dixie's Forgotten People, New Edition The South's Poor Whites by Wayne Flynt
  

Dixie's Forgotten People, New Edition The South's Poor Whites

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Dixie's Forgotten People, New Edition The South's Poor Whites by Wayne Flynt

The best sort of introductory study... packed with enlightening information. -The Times Literary SupplementPoor 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.

Reviews

Wayne Flynt may not have started the late-twentieth-century wave of historical research on postbellum Southern poor whites, but he was the first to catch it. In engaging and accessible prose Dixie's Forgotten People surveyed what was in 1979 a largely unknown landscape and laid out an agenda for research that is still not completed. Flynt's retrospective introduction to this new edition is itself worth the price of the book. -John Reed, University of North Carolina


About the Author

Wayne Flynt is a Distinguished University Professor of History at Auburn University and author or co-author of eleven books. He has been recognised with numerous awards and honours, including the Lillian Smith Book Award, the Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing, the James F. Sulzby Book Award (twice) and the Alabama Library Association Award for non-fiction (twice).

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Book Info

Publication date

19th October 2004

Author

Wayne Flynt

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Publisher

Indiana University Press

Format

Paperback
248 pages

Categories

Social classes
Poverty & unemployment

ISBN

9780253217363

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