Where We Stand: Voices of Southern Dissent (review)

Where We Stand: Voices of Southern Dissent (review) for xenophobia. Such honesty is rare in modern outdoor writing, and it makes Lane's book a must-read for kayakers, backpackers, movie buffs, or anyone who has spent a long, restless night awake in a tent remembering what happened to four Atlanta businessmen on a weekend when "they decided not to play golf." ........................................................................................................................ Where We Stand Voices of Southern Dissent Edited by Anthony Dunbar; foreword by Jimmy Carter NewSouth Books, 2004 234 pp. Cloth $24.95 Reviewed by E. M. Beck, professor of sociology and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia. This slender volume, edited by Anthony Dunbar and with a foreword by former President Jimmy Carter, contains twelve essays by well-known and highly respected progressive southerner activists and academics. While white southerners are often stereotyped as extreme right-wingers and hard-rock Bible thumpers, these essays are contrary evidence that the southern progressive tradition of dissent is alive. In the first essay, Dan Carter, a historian at the University of South Carolina, warns of the "new American militarism" in the Bush-Cheney administration. This theme is echoed in Charles Bussey's "A Postcard from Norway: How America Looks from Here." Bussey, a professor at Western Kentucky University, wrote from http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Where We Stand: Voices of Southern Dissent (review)

Southern Cultures, Volume 11 (4)

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2005 Center for the Study of the American South.
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for xenophobia. Such honesty is rare in modern outdoor writing, and it makes Lane's book a must-read for kayakers, backpackers, movie buffs, or anyone who has spent a long, restless night awake in a tent remembering what happened to four Atlanta businessmen on a weekend when "they decided not to play golf." ........................................................................................................................ Where We Stand Voices of Southern Dissent Edited by Anthony Dunbar; foreword by Jimmy Carter NewSouth Books, 2004 234 pp. Cloth $24.95 Reviewed by E. M. Beck, professor of sociology and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia. This slender volume, edited by Anthony Dunbar and with a foreword by former President Jimmy Carter, contains twelve essays by well-known and highly respected progressive southerner activists and academics. While white southerners are often stereotyped as extreme right-wingers and hard-rock Bible thumpers, these essays are contrary evidence that the southern progressive tradition of dissent is alive. In the first essay, Dan Carter, a historian at the University of South Carolina, warns of the "new American militarism" in the Bush-Cheney administration. This theme is echoed in Charles Bussey's "A Postcard from Norway: How America Looks from Here." Bussey, a professor at Western Kentucky University, wrote from

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