History and Hope in the Heart of Dixie
Scholarship, Activism, and Wayne Flynt in the Modern South
By Gordon E. Harvey (Editor); Bailey Thompson (Contribution by); Richard D. Starnes (Contribution by); Gordon E. Harvey (Contribution by); Andrew M Manis (Contribution by); Dan T. Carter (Contribution by); Glenn Feldman (Contribution by); Brooks Blevins (Contribution by); John Shelton Reed (Contribution by); Susan Y. Ashmore (Contribution by); Jeffrey Frederick (Contribution by); DeWayne Key (Contribution by); Richard D. Starnes (Editor); Glenn Feldman (Editor)
(University Alabama Press, Hardcover, 9780817315078, 240pp.)
Publication Date: September 2006
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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This collection of essays on the social and political history of the modern South consider the region’s poor, racial mores and race relations, economic opportunity, Protestant activism, political coalitions and interest groups, social justice, and progressive reform.History and Hope in the Heart of Dixie illuminates the dual role of historian and public advocate in modern America. In a time when the nation’s eyes have been focused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita onto the vulnerability and dire condition of poor people in the South, the applicability of research, teaching, and activism for this voiceless element seems all the more relevant.
Gordon Earl Harvey is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and author of A Question of Justice: New South Governors and Education, 1968–1976. Richard D. Starnes is Assistant Professor of History at Western Carolina University and author of Creating the Land of the Sky: Tourism and Society in Western North Carolina. Glenn Feldman is Associate Professor in the Center for Labor Education and Research at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and author of Politics, Society, and the Klan in Alabama, 1915–1949.