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Nation within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government

Glenn Feldman


This book examines the often tortured relationship between the American South and the federal government. Taking its title from W. J. Cash's famous line about the South being “not quite a nation within a nation, but the next thing to it,” the volume takes the form of a collection of cutting-edge essays by, predominantly, historians but also several political scientists and a human geographer. The anthology is divided into five parts that closely study issues such as race, politics, war, culture, southern nationalism, neo-Confederate thought, economic development, reform, the Tea Party, and res ... More

Keywords: South, American South, Federal Government, Politics

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049878
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049878.001.0001


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Glenn Feldman

I Past to Present

II Race, War, and Culture

5 Right Turn?

Chris Danielson

III A Nation within a Nation?

7 The Evil Empire Within

David R. Jansson

IV Economic Development and Reform

V Tax Fury and the Tea Party

12 Deal or No Deal

Natalie Motise Davis

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