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 strength, renowned imagery, and person opportunity.
From Alabama’s principally ineffectual politicians to its miserly help of schooling, well-being care, cultural associations, and social companies, Tullos examines why the nation 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 way of punitive and protecting responses to feedback. Tullos strains 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 supplies due insurance to the state’s black voters who with a minority of whites have sustained a stream for social justice and democratic inclusion. As Alabama competes for cultural tourism and worldwide industries like vehicle production and biomedical learn, 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