"The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness"

"The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness"

Angie Maxwell

4.25.2014

Angie Maxwell

Angie Maxwell is the Diane D. Blair Professor of Southern Studies and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She received her Ph. D. in American Studies from the University of Texas. She is the co-editor of Unlocking V. O. Key, Jr.: Southern Politics for the Twenty-first Century due out in May 2011 from the University of Arkansas Press. Her recent publications have appeared inPresidential Studies Quarterly and the Journal of Black Studies. She is also under contract with the University of Tennessee Press to edit a volume of journalist James Agee's notebooks, and she is writing a new critical introduction to a reprint of Ralph McGill's Pulitzer-Prize winning Civil Rights Movement editorials, A Church, A School, to be published by the University of South Carolina Press. She is currently revising her book manuscript entitled "Why Do They Live There?: How the White Southern Inferiority Complex Shaped Modern America."

Angie Maxwell is the Diane D. Blair professor of southern studies and assistant professor of political science at the University of Arkansas. Maxwell will talk about her new book, “The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness.” In this interdisciplinary study, Maxwell examines and connects three key 20th-century moments in which the South was exposed to intense public criticism, identifying in white southerners' responses a pattern of defensiveness that shaped the region's political and cultural conservatism.