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Angie Maxwell

Angie Maxwell is the author of The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness (North Carolina, 2014), which won the 2015 V. O. Key Award for best book in Southern Politics and the 2016 C. Hugh Holman Honorable Mention for best book in Southern Literary Criticism. She is the Diane D. Blair Professor of Southern Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas.


Donald Trump and the Lost Cause

March 30, 2016 | Articles

The most common question posed to me by journalists—and my students for that matter—is always some version of, “Is it really still about losing the Civil War?” The “it” is always changing. Substitute segregated proms or voter ID regulations or Stand Your Ground laws for “it.” The list proves endless. And now the “it” is Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.