Bertram Wyatt-Brown

Bertram Wyatt-Brown is the author of The House of Percy: Honour, Melancholy and Imagination in a Southern Family and of The Literacy Percys: Family History, Gender and the Southern Imagination, both published last year.

Southern Discomfort

Bertram Wyatt-Brown, 8 June 1995

Eugene Genovese is a Marxist historian with conservative affiliations who has had a greater impact on current interpretations of the Southern past than any other scholar with the possible exception of C. Vann Woodward. Perhaps he can also make sense of the right-wing garbage that nowadays fills American papers and airwaves (his devastating National Review article on The Bell Curve should be required reading).

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