Read ARATOR for excellent perspective on Southern thought, history, and culture.

By Peter Daniel Haworth for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC

Many Porchers will be interested in reading ARATOR, which is a peer-reviewed online journal on Southern thought, history, and culture. The newly released edition includes Jefferson Davis’s letters to his wife from prison, the historical implications of North Carolina’s and Rhode Island’s initial decision to remain outside of the 1789 Constitutional Union, a discussion of Mark Twain’s political insights, and other interesting work. The previous issue includes excellent scholarship on Jefferson Davis’ Christian suffering, Jeffersonian political economy, David Hume and republicanism, and John Taylor of Caroline’s agrarian republicanism.  The virtues of Southern thought and history are frequently misunderstood and ignored, and this journal can help readers ascertain the South’s valuable contribution to localism and liberty.


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