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Paul Gaston

Paul Gaston was born and reared in Fairhope, Alabama, about which he has written two books. He is also the author of The New South Creed, winner of the Lillian Smith Award for distinguished writing about the South. He is a past president of the Southern Regional Council and has been a frequent visitor in South Africa, both before and after the fall of apartheid. He has received numerous honors for both his professional work and civil rights leadership, including the outstanding professor award from the Commonwealth of Virginia; bridge builder recognition from the city of Charlottesville; legendary civil rights activist from the NAACP; and community leader, from his alma mater, Swarthmore College.
Books by Paul Gaston:
  • Coming of Age in Utopia: The Odyssey of an Idea
  • ISBN: 1-58838-225-7, Trade Cloth
  • Dixie Redux: Essays in Honor of Southern Historian Sheldon Hackney
  • ISBN: 1-58838-297-4, Trade Cloth
  • Man and Mission
  • ISBN: 1-60306-040-5, Trade Paper
  • My Yellow Ribbon Town: A Meditation on My Country and My Home
  • ISBN: 1-60306-170-3, ebook
  • The New South Creed: A Study in Southern Mythmaking
  • ISBN: 1-60306-143-6, Trade Paper
  • Where We Stand: Voices of Southern Dissent
  • ISBN: 1-58838-169-2, Trade Cloth
  • Women of Fair Hope
  • ISBN: 1-60306-041-3, Trade Paper