Eray Ekimci Ekimci itibaren Cunningham, Virginia 22963, Birleşik Devletler
I was assigned this book in a Southern history course in college. I expected a volume with this title written in age of Jim Crow to be a ridiculous defense of segregation below the Mason-Dixon Line. To my surprise, the book is something quite different: a study of how the experience of slavery and the loss of the Civil War had caused a rigid, defensive mindset for Southerners. The defense of all things antebellum had united Southerners, allowing no room for dissenting views. Anything that diverged from the traditional view (the one on display in "Gone With the Wind") was just Yankee propaganda. Cash obviously struggled with this view and tried to understand how it came about and remained so powerful. His suffering (he committed suicide not long after this book was published) has produced a fascinating study that explains, even with mass media, American mobility and the Internet, how the South remains an aggressively distinctive part of this country. If you've ever wondered why this is so, Cash's book is an excellent place to find an explanation.