Summary: The Silent Majoritystands as a landmark in a new generation of scholarship on the American South. Matthew Lassiter is spot on in his dissection of the myths of de facto segregation, national innocence, and southern distinctiveness. Rejecting a narrative that revolves around individual racism, he shows us how we arrived at our current dilemmas. This book is indispensable reading for anyone seeking to understand how the North and the South have converged around an 'intractable landscap ...show moree of racial apartheid' in which class ideologies and divisions play a central role. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 06
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