By Allen Tullos
In Alabama Getaway Allen Tullos explores the new historical past of 1 of the nation’s such a lot conservative states to bare its political imaginary—the public form of energy, well known imagery, and person opportunity.
From Alabama’s principally ineffectual politicians to its miserly help of schooling, healthiness care, cultural associations, and social companies, Tullos examines why the kingdom seems to be caught in repetitive loops of asymmetric improvement and debilitating behavior of judgment. The kingdom continues to be tied to fundamentalisms of faith, race, gender, winner-take-all economics, and militarism enforced by means of punitive and protective responses to feedback. Tullos lines the spectral legacy of George Wallace, ponders the roots of anti-egalitarian political associations and tax constructions, and demanding situations Birmingham local Condoleezza Rice’s use of the civil rights fight to justify the warfare in Iraq. He additionally provides due insurance to the state’s black electorate who with a minority of whites have sustained a flow for social justice and democratic inclusion. As Alabama competes for cultural tourism and worldwide industries like vehicle production and biomedical examine, Alabama Getaway asks if the arriving years will see a metamorphosis of the “Heart of Dixie.”
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Alabama Getaway: The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie (Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South) by Allen Tullos