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

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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 tenaci
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Paperback, 248 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by University of Indianapolis Press (first published 1979)
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Stephen
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
When Franklin Roosevelt referred to the forgotten man, he was likely thinking of those men in the city's breadlines. The South, however, was home to a host of forgotten men: poor whites, who lost in the land-grab and who industrialism largely left behind. Dixie is a quick survey into the realm of rural white poverty, succeeded wholly by Flynt's own Poor But Proud. Despite its brevity, it provides both flavor and substance.

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Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well, I love everything Wayne Flynt does, so this review is a bit biased. One of the most impressive things about Flynt's work is his evenhanded tone. He grew up in the kind of family he writes about, yet he does not let that positional its affect his treatment of the subject. Also, this book provides an excellent set of notes. Flynt provides hefty annotations guiding readers to the finest among his voracious readings in Southern history, culture, and politics. For anyone researching the history ...more
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James Wayne Flynt is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University. He has won numerous teaching awards and been a Distinguished University Professor for many years. His research focuses on Southern culture, Alabama politics, Southern religion, education reform, and poverty. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Online Encyclopedia of Alabama.