new book: American Crisis, Southern Solutions
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From: Nina Gregg <ngregg at worldnet.att.net>
From: Brian Seidman <inquiries at newsouthbooks.com>
I write to announce the publication of American Crisis, Southern
Solutions: From Where We Stand, Promise and Peril, a new collection of
essays about the current American political landscape which Vernon Jordan
calls "the political season's smart-to-read book." In this volume, editor
Anthony Dunbar and seventeen Southern writers, historians, business- and
labor-watchers, and philosophers -- anchored by economist and former U.S.
Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall -- reexamine some of the issues raised in
the 2004 collection of essays, Where We Stand, Voices of Southern
Dissent, which warned of the dangers of reelecting George W. Bush and of
white Southerners unquestioningly casting their political lot with
fundamentalism and conservatism.
In American Crisis, nine of the 2004 essayists and nine new ones offer
provocative suggestions for a fresh path America should follow in
governance, international affairs, the environment, workplace security,
freedom of the press, and immigration reform. They present "Southern
Solutions," based upon Southern experience, to a nation that has drifted
far off course.
Charles Reagan Wilson at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture
notes that "American Crisis, Southern Solutions brims with insights about
our national predicament and ways that Southern experience can provide
models for change." The book includes essays by J. Drew Lanham, Wade
Rathke, Jason Berry, Charles Bussey, Dan T. Carter, Danny Duncan Collum,
Doug Davis, Leslie Dunbar, Glenn Feldman, Daniel Pollitt, Susan Ford
Wiltshire, Frye Gaillard, Laughlin McDonald, Janisse Ray, Gene Nichol,
and Ellen Spears.
We invite you to read an excerpt from American Crisis via Google Book
Search (http://books.google.com/books?vid=1588382281), or learn more
about the contributors at the NewSouth Books website, http://
To order by phone, call toll free (866) 639-7688.
If I can answer any questions or provide more details about American
Crisis, Southern Solutions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Managing Editor, NewSouth Books
PO Box 1588, Montgomery, AL 36102
334-834-3556 (ph); 334-834-3557 (fax)
brian at newsouthbooks.com
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