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John Egerton

John Egerton (1935-2013) was the author and editor of several books, including The Americanization of Dixie: The Southernization of America (1974) and Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 1995.


The Pre-Brown South

"This is the place," said Carl Sandburg, a Yankee emigrant from the windy shores of Lake Michigan. Standing for the first time on the porch of Connemara, the farmhouse he had come to buy in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, the f [...]