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S&T researcher writes of white southern identity at turn of 20th century

Posted by on December 9, 2010

Southerners are storytellers, and many of the stories told during the volatile years at the turn of the 20th century reflected a conviction that all southern whites, regardless of their religion, class and ethnicity, were bound by a love of family, home and community, and an uncompromising belief in white supremacy. Dr. Trent Watts examines his theory in his new book One Homogeneous People: Narratives of White Southern Identity, 1890-1920.

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