By Allen Tullos
In Alabama Getaway Allen Tullos explores the new background of 1 of the nation’s so much conservative states to bare its political imaginary—the public form of energy, well known imagery, and person opportunity.
From Alabama’s mostly 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 conduct of judgment. The kingdom is still tied to fundamentalisms of faith, race, gender, winner-take-all economics, and militarism enforced via punitive and shielding responses to feedback. Tullos lines the spectral legacy of George Wallace, ponders the roots of anti-egalitarian political associations and tax buildings, and demanding situations Birmingham local Condoleezza Rice’s use of the civil rights fight to justify the struggle in Iraq. He additionally supplies due insurance to the state’s black voters who with a minority of whites have sustained a circulation for social justice and democratic inclusion. As Alabama competes for cultural tourism and worldwide industries like vehicle production and biomedical study, Alabama Getaway asks if the arrival years will see a change 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