Take on the South

The Necessary South

Special | 57m 5s

"Without the South, is there an "America""? Since the early days of our republic, the South has been seen as "the negative" whose characteristics had to be overcome. Late in the 20th century critics say that Southern values have somehow infected the rest of the country & caused its political/social tilt to the right. New York Times reporter Peter Applebome & Historian James Cobb discuss the topic.

Aired: 11/21/11

Rating: TV-G

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