In 1974 John Egerton published his seminal work, "The Americanization of Dixie". Pulitzer Prize-winner Cynthia Tucker and award-winning author Frye Gaillard carry Egerton's thesis forward in The Southernization of America, a series of linked essays considering the role of the South in shaping America's current political and cultural landscape.
In this short but impactful text the coauthors theorize that the common thread in our shared history will always tie back to the American South and its history of racism. This book is a must-read for those finding themselves wondering how we got where we are in today’s age of politics and racial reckoning. Filled with primary source references, the book will give readers a clearer understanding of our political system and the influence that the South has had on us all.