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A Society of Bees

by Olive Jordan Thigpen

ISBN 0738859419 / 9780738859415 / 0-7388-5941-9
Publisher Xlibris Corp
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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My purpose is to tell why many Southerners reflected an air of hopelessness and feudal service after the Civil War. When one suffers profound and prolonged abuse without recourse, it engenders these unhappy consequences. This was the way it was.

Some non-Southerners have branded our condition then as incompetence and ignorance. We agree that those tow qualities were surely present, but for WHOM? We ask? My purpose is to show how the South was knocked to its knees and then used that position very effectively to become the Bible Belt.

I also wanted to show our enduring sense of humor. We are truly religious, but that doesn't keep us from laughing at the many antics of humankind. We include many examples. Some of them are shameful but we seize the moment and laugh until we cry...and cry...

Enjoy.

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