Our worst stereotypes are of those whom we think we know but we don t Removing such prejudices is hard because we have very little incentive to find out information since we are a state of rest when it comes to interests of knowing about the particular group we think we know I believe that Southern people and culture is one such example for many non Southerners I say this as someone from the West Coast who was exposed to Southern ways for the first time when I was in the MarinesThis is a book about the South Of course the the MarinesThis is a book about the South Of course the of racism is in the back of the readers mind and early in the book the author is frank to disavow any support of racism and even said that not everything about the South is right when it comes to the topic of racism This helps for an outsider to hear this But like anything in life there are other complexity to account for and also other things of Southern culture and society that is good The author goes on in the book to show how the South is not all backward as some may assume For instance currently Southern states have increasing rate of minorities moving in versus the decrease of minority population in the rest of region of the United States and in particular the liberal Northeastern part of the country This was something I have never heard of before being only familiar with the flight of African Americans from the Southern in certain era of American history The book also talks about how the South has grown as an economic powerhouse and certain part of its subculture have become a part of what defines AmericaBesides food sports patriotism Southerners historically contribute a lot to our military and still do the part that interests me the most in the book is the topic of history While the section on religion was interesting to me as a Pastor it s the history That The Book Devotes the book devotes most time to The book discussion of the Civil War is excellent as it reveal the complexity of the origin of the war I think this book and other literature I have read demonstrate that the North wasn t necessarily going to war to free the slaves as our popular narrative likes to tell it The North was as eually racist during that time as the South is One should also point out that the North s treatment of those in their industry wasn t necessarily better than the South with their slaves and at times could be worst than those in the South with their Patriarchal ways observing this is not to condone it Today people celebrate and remember African American s contribution in the Northern Army but we can easily forget that there were minorities in the Confederate army as well The book discusses Jews and blacks in the Confederate army Black Southerners in Grey is a wonderful chapter Sometimes people forget that people can fight in a war for various reasons and that just because one support one reason for states rights for instance doesn t necessarily mean they fought for another reasonThe book also talks about the North s atrocities against blacks as well by the Northern Army I admit this was a harder part for me to read but we must let history speak instead of conforming history to our expectations The book also discussed the tryanical ways of the North such as Lincoln jailing Maryland legislature and the President issuing warrants against the Chief Justice fortunately no Marshall agreed to carry out the warrants The North also forced a lot of immigrants to fight in a war that they didn t know about The author also discussed the horrific ways the North fought against the South and how the North introduced total warfare by attacking civilians and the land rather than just the Southern Army Think Sherman s march to sea and other policies like it Most people may not realize it but the Northern generals Sherman and Grant were against Emancipation ProclamationThere is so much that I learned in the book and I recommend it I truly was looking forward to this but was sorely disappointed about the writers perspective He came across as a jackass and his generalizing of EVERYTHING was so laughable I ll stick with Gone With The Wind as my reference to the south for now thanksPS The series claims to be Politically Incorrect but really it should be called An Extremists Point Of View of As a person who seeks the truth of all matters these Politically Incorrect Guides are like holy testaments Sort of Generally speaking though th. What the PC Police don't want you to know and what they got plain wrong about the SouthFrom the Founding Fathers to the frontiersmen who tamed the West to the country music NASCAR Biblethumping heart of Red State America the South is the intessence of what's original niue and most loved about American culture And with its emphasis on traditional values family faith military service good manners small government and independent minded people the South is just plain livable than the North which is one reason. ,
Ey really do tell the other side of the story that we don t get in most history books or really at all anywhere I read this book and the PIG to the South for a project I was doing for my English class back in my last year of school Both of these books were wonderfully written in a rather amusing style that reminisced a little of the Dummies guide books This book the guide to the south finally explained some things to me that I d been wondering about for a really long time Why Laura Ingalls Wilder s parents for instance weren t happy when the song Dixie was played in one "OF THE LITTLE HOUSE BOOKS AS " the Little House books as as a whole bunch of other conundrums Perhaps if you grow p in the South it s not so much of a problem but having grown From Mistress to Wifey up in the sun filled valley and beaches of California my experiences were all coming through the media Still I am glad for this book for putting things down so clearly andnderstandably Especially all the book and film references it gives This series is certainly an excellent place to start or finish for anyone interested in the real deal This is the BEST BOOK EVER READ IT No matter if you re from the North or the South READ IT What the PC Police don t want you to know and what they got plain wrong about the SouthFrom the Founding Fathers to the frontiersmen who tamed the West to the country music NASCAR Biblethumping heart of Red State America the South is the Disney Infinity: Character Encyclopedia uintessence of what s originalniue and most loved about American culture And with its emphasis on traditional values family faith military service good manners small government and independent minded people the South is just plain livable than the North which is one reason why millions of Yankees white and black have been moving down South in drovesThe Politically Incorrect Guidetm to the South gives you the facts behind scores of revelations like these How Southerners led the way in drafting the Declaration of Independence the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights How the Northern victory led to today s all powerful federal government Why race relations in today s South are much better than in the North or anywhere else in America Why the South is naturally conservative and the North is naturally liberal How American jazz blues and rock and roll all came from the South Why Southerners are overrepresented in the military and no it s not poverty The best American literature Southern of courseThe South is all "about memory heritage and pride of place writes Clint Johnson I refuse to go along with the expunging "memory heritage and pride of place writes Clint Johnson I refuse to go along with the expunging that memory heritage and pride and I hope the readers of this book Northern and Southern will rise Dance With The Devil up and join me in protesting those who are trying to do it I got a lot of laughs out of this book bit it s not meant to be funny The author is still into the civil war rebel flag dixie Republican party limited government and resons for why the South is important to out country the center of culture and history low tax rates and blah blah blah This southern boy cooked a Yankee pot roast after reading this so called book There were plenty of historical facts that i really did enjoy learning This booksually garners a knee jerk reaction The politically correct and the anti Southern factions often will reflexively tense Smitten up and shake their fingers saying how dare Johnson write a book like this Well that isnfortunate because this is a book that should be read by all that wish to A White Slave in Turkey Book 1 - A BDSM Novel understand the South and those with real Southern roots Johnson begins the book with an aproposote the famous one from Faulkner about the past not BEING DEAD IN THE SOUTH I WON T REPRODUCE dead in the South I won t reproduce here since I have read that the Faulkner estate has been known to sue people for 1898 using it without permission This review is hardly worth paying a licensing fee but theote clearly fits with this bookI jokingly have stated that this book should be reuired reading for any northerner before being granted a visa or green card to live or work in the South This is only half joking since it would prosper anyone greatly who wants to nderstand the Southern mind and the Southern way of life You see the the media establishment attempts to eradicate Southern heritage and the Southern way of life the those with Southern blood dig their heels in Johnson does the non Southerner a favor by taking you into the Southern mind and giving you a good old tour and by the end you will thank. Why millions of Yankees white and black have been moving down South in drovesThe Politically Incorrect Guidetm to the South gives you the facts behind scores of revelations like these· How Southerners led the way in drafting the Declaration of Independence the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights· How the Northern victory led to today's all powerful federal government· Why race relations in today's South are much better than in the North or anywhere else in America· Why the South is naturally conserva.
Read & download The Politically Incorrect Guide to the South and Why It Will Rise AgainHim Upon finishing this book the reader will better nderstand what Southerners are trying to hold onto and why they are so determined to do so In fact you just might Lay My Burden Down understand so well that not only will you not want to destroy all things Southern you just might want to become a Southerner yourself A loathsome narcissistic diatribe filled with thesual half truths distortions and outright lies see below Johnson is just another Lost Causer who can t stand being on the wrong side of history Utterly seless for students given the total lack of citations or Utterly seless for students given the total lack of citations or sources But then such a book is not intended to inform or persuade merely to reinforce existing prejudicesThe author displays exactly the kind of sectional bigotry he rails against continually putting down Yankees and lumping them all togetherunless he likes them at which point he makes them honorary Southerners Perhaps the rest of the nation wouldn t be so ick to stereotype the South if Southerners
"Like Mr Johnson Weren T So Uick To Fulfill Those "Mr Johnson weren t so ick to fulfill those truth Lincoln and the North didn t fight the war over slaveryReality Lincoln and many Northerners fought the war to preserve the Union which was in danger of being divided OVER SLAVERYDistortion rising tariffs were an important cause of secessionReality the existing Tariff of 1857 one of the lowest in US history was written by Virginian and later Confederate Secretary of State and Senator Robert MT Hunter Also Louisiana sugar producers wanted protectionist tariffs Johnson would be apoplectic at this idea seeing as how he is a devotee of Mr Austrian School Lite himself the execrable Thomas DiLorenzoLie the Confederacy did not instigate aggressive action towards the US from April to December 1861Reality the Confederacy invaded New Mexico Territory in July 1861 and tried to set Daniels Pet up their own Arizona TerritoryThe book is peppered with little sidebars like Books Y all Aren t Supposed to Read Included in one of these is Huckleberry Finn which is a standard in high school curricula so to claim that evil liberals are trying to suppress it is hard to swallow Also Mark Twain was a socialist making this a rather odd recommendation from a rabid right wingerRead this book if you wantnsourced otes devoid of context either meta or literal Read it for the spectacle of willful stupidity Read it for the snobbery of victimhood at the hands of those whom you turn around and call snobs Just don t expect anything else This is the definite tribute to Southernness It is a must read for all Southerners at heart who are proud to be so and all lovers of the American distinctiveness Those who don t like America specially within America specifically mean they don t like the South New Englanders millionaires and those who dominate the media and can afford to tell the working classes who s cool and who s not whose opinion matters and whose doesn t those who hate tradition and order and invent the latest ism of the day they want to Europeanize America But the South is not brokenThe book covers the history of the S Whether you re a Yankee asking the estions of Shreve McCannon from Faulkner s Absalom Absalom Tell about the South What s it like there What do they do there Why do they live there Why do they live at all or whether you re a native Southerner wanting to celebrate your roots this book is a fun and refreshing look at the South This is just a fun book At moments it is funny and at others a little curious Not really heavy reading but it is not particularly in depth either If you want to learn the truth about the North and the South this is a great book to read It is chock full of information you sually don t find in history books or classes giving new light to accepted history as it hails and honors the American South and all that is good about it without wallowing in apologetic misery about what was wrong about itRead it and find out about this much maligned region of our country The topics range from fun ie How to distinguish Kentucky barbecue from Carolina barbeue to serious truthful assessments of slavery and the War Between the States and refutations of some politically correct myths that surround the teaching of these subjects This book will teach you a lot about Southern values and history It is a great tribute to this culturally rich region that is looked pon by values and history It is a great tribute to this culturally rich region that is looked PHILIPPINES 1/1M3 upon by in the nation as a cultural backwate. Tive and the North is naturally liberal· How American jazz blues and rock and roll all came from the South· Why Southerners are overrepresented in the military and no it's not poverty· The best American literature Southern of courseThe South is all about memory heritage and pride of place writes Clint Johnson I refuse to go along with the expunging of that memory heritage and pride and I hope the readers of this book Northern and Southern will risep and join me in protesting those who are trying to do .