Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Politics and Religion in the White South$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Glenn Feldman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123639

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use (for details see http://www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 September 2017

The Mercedes and the Pine Tree

The Mercedes and the Pine Tree

Modernism and Traditionalism in Alabama

Chapter:
(p.271) 11 The Mercedes and the Pine Tree
Source:
Politics and Religion in the White South
Author(s):

Natalie M. Davis

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0012

This chapter examines the conflict between liberalism and conservatism in Alabama in terms of a metaphor, the Mercedes Culture versus the Pine Tree Culture. It predicts that the political party could be replaced by religion as the driving force in American politics. It suggests that this Mercedes and pine tree culture divides politics and it affects whether one is liberal or conservative. It also contends that this culture war has consequences and the most likely case for Alabama is that in the end, both cultures will lose.

Keywords:   liberalism, conservatism, Alabama, Mercedes culture, pine tree culture, politics

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .