Hastings Wyman: The South's Inescapable History

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Hastings Wyman is the founding editor of Southern Political Report.

Despite a generation of economic and social change, the South’s history is distinct from that of the rest of the country and helps explain why working-class whites in the South are significantly more conservative than those elsewhere.

The South did not undergo the industrial revolution in the late 19th century, so immigrants who created a more liberal political environment elsewhere never arrived....

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