Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

“The Duality of the Southern Thing”: A Snapshot of Southern Politics in the Twenty-First Century

“The Duality of the Southern Thing”: A Snapshot of Southern Politics in the Twenty-First Century Essay .................... "The Duality of the Southern Thing" A Snapshot of Southern Politics in the Twenty-First Century by Angie Maxwell In 2001 the talented up-and-coming rock band Drive-By Truckers released Southern Rock Opera. Track number eight, a spoken-word confessional narrative, casts judgment on, as the title reveals, "The Three Great Alabama Icons": Ronnie Van Zant, Bear Bryant, and George Wallace. The former are recognized with influencing writer and frontman Patterson Hood. The bulk of lyrical analysis, however, is saved for Wallace, whose segregationist record is juxtaposed with his outreach to African Americans in later life. George Wallace with Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, by James Hatcher, December 1974, courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama. n 2001 the talented up-and-coming rock band Drive-By Truckers released Southern Rock Opera, a critically acclaimed album that was produced only with the financial help of friends and fans. The two-disc Southern Rock Opera was the group's attempt to explain their South to the world and to make sense of the myths and legends that cast long shadows in Alabama. Track number eight, a spokenword confessional narrative, casts judgment on, as the title reveals, "The Three Great Alabama Icons": Ronnie http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

“The Duality of the Southern Thing”: A Snapshot of Southern Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Southern Cultures , Volume 20 (4) – Nov 12, 2014

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-north-carolina-press/the-duality-of-the-southern-thing-a-snapshot-of-southern-politics-in-Lz77Cc1S0T
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Copyright
Copyright © Center for the Study of the American South.
ISSN
1534-1488
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Essay .................... "The Duality of the Southern Thing" A Snapshot of Southern Politics in the Twenty-First Century by Angie Maxwell In 2001 the talented up-and-coming rock band Drive-By Truckers released Southern Rock Opera. Track number eight, a spoken-word confessional narrative, casts judgment on, as the title reveals, "The Three Great Alabama Icons": Ronnie Van Zant, Bear Bryant, and George Wallace. The former are recognized with influencing writer and frontman Patterson Hood. The bulk of lyrical analysis, however, is saved for Wallace, whose segregationist record is juxtaposed with his outreach to African Americans in later life. George Wallace with Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, by James Hatcher, December 1974, courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama. n 2001 the talented up-and-coming rock band Drive-By Truckers released Southern Rock Opera, a critically acclaimed album that was produced only with the financial help of friends and fans. The two-disc Southern Rock Opera was the group's attempt to explain their South to the world and to make sense of the myths and legends that cast long shadows in Alabama. Track number eight, a spokenword confessional narrative, casts judgment on, as the title reveals, "The Three Great Alabama Icons": Ronnie

Journal

Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 12, 2014

There are no references for this article.