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Thoughts on the Left and the South of the Post-Civil Rights Era

Last week I began a series of posts on the American South and how it was perceived by groups of American intellectuals. Today I’ll begin by teasing out a few thoughts on the relationship between the American Left and the American South. Now, both those terms are fraught with considerable internal dynamics that can, if not careful, be ignored by just saying “the Left” or “the South”. For the sake of this post, I’ll try to stay within a post-1965 time frame and tease out some trends amongst American leftist intellectuals, writers, and activists as they addressed what they thought Read more