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If you want to read some really great books on the Southern aristocracy, take a look at the works of Eugene Genovese, a Communist from New York who decided to write the definitive Marxist analysis of the Old South…and found himself full of respect for the virtues of the slave owners, despite their monumental sins.




It’s kind of like Brecht’s Mother Courage, which he intended as the ultimate anti-war play but which turned out to be one of the most moving tributes to human bravery and sacrifice.




You can get a taste of Gene’s great work–and great writing–in a little paperback called The Southern Front.



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