Where We Stand: Voices of Southern Dissent

Editor Anthony Dunbar has assembled essays from 12 leading Southern historians, activists, civil rights attorneys, law professors, and theologians to discuss militarism, religion, the environment, voting rights, the Patriot Act, the economy, prisons and crime, and other subjects. The writers share the beliefs that the current policies of our national administration sacrifice the interests of the poor and the people who work for a living to the interests of a privileged elite, that the power of money and the military must be tethered, that the natural environment must be sheltered, and that racial justice matters. A common sentiment is dismay at the deepening chasm that now divides America--and specifically the South--into hostile armies whose leaders are fast losing whatever motivation they ever had to pursue compromise and cooperation, and the common good. The essayists are Leslie Dunbar, Paul Gaston, John Egerton, Janisse Ray, Dan Pollitt, Connie Curry, Laughlin McDonald, Sheldon Hackney, Susan Wiltshire, Gene Nichol, Dan Carter, and Charles Bussey.

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Where We Stand: Voices of Southern Dissent

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In this collection of 12 essays, the authors--all proud, white, liberal Southerners--present their cases for why the United States is headed in the wrong direction and offer ideas on how to correct ... Vollständige Rezension lesen


Foreword Jimmy Carter
Absolutes and Imagination
Ignoring Inequality Gene Nichol
Our Imperiled Union Leslie Dunbar
Beyond Capitalism Janisse Ray
The Intolerable Burden Connie Curry
Democracy Cannot Be Exported
The Southernization of American Politics John Egerton

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Dan Carter is the University of South Carolina Educational Foundation Professor Emeritus. The author and editor of more than forty scholarly articles and seven books including Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South and The Politics of Rage: George Wallace, The Origins of the New Conservatism and the Transformation of American Politics , Carter has received eight major literary prizes including the Lillian Smith, Bancroft, and Robert Kennedy awards as well as a special citation in non-fiction from the Mystery Writers of America.

Leslie W. Dunbar, a native of West Virginia, was the director of the Field Foundation and the Southern Regional Council during the turmoil of the 1960s, and has been closely identified with the cause of Southern democracy. The author of several books, most recently, The Shame of Southern Politics , he lives in Washington, D.C.

New Orleans-based attorney and writer Tony Dunbar is the Lillian Smith Book Award-winning author of books about Mississippi, Appalachia, migrant workers, and the Southern labor movement as well as the acclaimed Tubby Dubonnet mystery series.

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