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Driving Through a Changing South

Driving Through a Changing South

I n the summer of 1937, Jonathan Daniels, the young, white, liberal-minded editor of the News & Observer , embarked on a driving tour of 10 Southern states. He documented the stories of the diverse people he encountered and hoped to change the national perception of the region. In the new book “Discovering the South: One Man’s Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s” (The University of North Carolina Press/2017) history professor Jennifer Ritterhouse pieces together Jonathan Daniels’

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