In recent years American conservatism has found a new voice. But what seems new, Eugene Gevese shows us, may in fact have very old roots. Tracing a certain strain of conservatism to its sources in a rich southern tradition, his book opens a powerful perspective on the politics of our day. As much a work of political and moral philosophy as one of history, The Southern Tradition reconstitutes the historical can, re-envisions the strengths and weaknesses of the conservative tradition, and broadens the spectrum of political debate for our own time.
Eugene Genovese is Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the University Center in Atlanta, Georgia. His books include the award-winning Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made.
Eugene D. Genovese
Harvard University Press
Date of Publication
Political Ideologies & Parties
The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization